Devonshire

[dev-uh n-sheer, -sher]
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noun

a county in SW England. 2591 sq. mi. (6710 sq. km).

Also called Devon.

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Devonshire

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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