- one of an English breed of red cattle, bred for beef and milk.
- one of an English breed of sheep, bred for its long, coarse wool.
Examples from the Web for devon
She also translated a French novel for the publisher Andre Deutsch while in Devon.Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath
December 2, 2014
I read that you recorded it at a converted barn in Devon, UK.La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny
July 6, 2014
As the deadline for the list approached, I talked to my friend and fellow writer Devon Maloney.Writer of Complex’s ‘40 Hottest Women in Tech’ List: I Tried!
March 22, 2013
Capt. Devon Blake is a fellow graduate of West Point and a military intelligence officer.Scott Broadwell Proves to Be a Class Act in the Wake of His Wife’s Affair
November 22, 2012
Devon James, on the other hand, is more pleased—albeit with a caveat.New Tiger Woods Porno Will Be Released in Time for the Masters
April 1, 2012
All the charity, all the gifts were for the members of the crew of the Pride of Devon.Captain Blood
A faint hope that he might find her with Katherine had led him to Devon Street.
It was her last day in Devon Street, so the Havilands had to be nice to her.
"With the Devon and Somerset," replied Drake, with partial truth.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Peace be to him for a lover of Dartmoor and true gentleman of Devon!The Adventures of Harry Revel
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- Australian a bland processed meat in sausage form, eaten cold in slices
- Also called: Devonshire a county of SW England, between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel, including the island of Lundy: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Plymouth and Torbay, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998; hilly, rising to the uplands of Exmoor and Dartmoor, with wooded river valleys and a rugged coastline. Administrative centre: Exeter. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 714 900 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 6569 sq km (2536 sq miles)
- a breed of large red beef cattle originally from Devon
Word Origin and History for devon
county name, Old English Defena(scir), late 9c., "(territory of the) Dumnonii," a Celtic name. As a type of cattle, from 1834.