Devonshire

[ dev-uhn-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈdɛv ənˌʃɪər, -ʃər /

noun

a county in SW England. 2,591 sq. mi. (6,710 sq. km).

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Devonshire
/ (ˈdɛvənʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun

8th Duke of, title of Spencer Compton Cavendish. 1833–1908, British politician, also known (1858–91) as Lord Hartington. He led the Liberal Party (1874–80) and left it to found the Liberal Unionist Party (1886)
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