Definition of Avon in US English:

Avon

proper noun

  • 1A river in central England that rises near the border between the counties of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire and flows 96 miles (154 km) southwest through Stratford to the Severn River.

  • 2A river in southwestern England that rises near the Gloucestershire–Wiltshire border and flows 75 miles (121 km) through Bath and Bristol to the Severn River.

  • 3A former county of southwestern England, formed in 1974 from parts of north Somerset and Gloucestershire and replaced in 1996 by unitary councils of North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and northeastern Somerset.

Pronunciation

Avon

/ˈāvän//ˈeɪvɑn/