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A county of SW England; county town, Exeter.
From medieval Latin Devonia Devonshire.
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.’
Mid 19th century: named after the county of Devon (see Devon).
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