One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A county of south-western England; county town, Exeter.
From medieval Latin Devonia ‘Devonshire’.
An animal of a breed of red beef cattle.
- ‘The Devon is a handsome animal with clear-cut lines and a blocky but symmetrical body.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: named after the county of Devon (see Devon).
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