Main definitions of Devon in English

: Devon1Devon2

Devon1

(also Devonshire)

proper noun

  • A county of SW England; county town, Exeter.

Origin

From medieval Latin Devonia Devonshire.

Pronunciation:

Devon

/ˈdɛv(ə)n/

Main definitions of Devon in English

: Devon1Devon2

Devon2

noun

  • An animal of a breed of red beef cattle.

    • ‘The Devon has proven to be an adaptable, economical breed that is valued for the hybrid vigor it imparts when crossed with other beef breeds.’
    • ‘The Devon is a handsome animal with clear-cut lines and a blocky but symmetrical body.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after the county of Devon (see Devon).

Pronunciation:

Devon

/ˈdɛv(ə)n/