any of a breed of medium-sized, red beef cattle, originally raised in the area of Devon, England
- island of the Arctic Archipelago, north of Baffin region of Nunavut, Canada: 20,861 sq mi (54,030 sq km)
- county in SW England, extending from the Bristol Channel to the English Channel: 2,588 sq mi (6,703 sq km)
A region of southwest England east of Cornwall. Occupied in Paleolithic times, it became part of Wessex in the eighth century.
Any of a breed of reddish cattle raised primarily for beef.
Origin of DevonAfter Devon 1 where the breed was originally developed
- (Australia, Eastern Australia) A type of processed meat sausage.
- Lymington dates its importance from the grant of the town to Richard de Redvers, earl of Devon, in the reign of Henry I.
- No charter has been found, but a judgment given under a writ of quo warranto in 1578 confirms to the burgesses freedom from toll, passage and pontage, the tolls and stallage of the quay and the right to hold two fairs - privileges which they claimed under charters of Baldwin de Redvers and Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle, in the 13th century, and Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, in 1405.
- The borough was founded before 1217 by William de Vernon, earl of Devon, whose ancestor Richard de Redvers had received the manor from Henry I.
- The sections provided for cattle are properly restricted to what may be termed the beef breeds; in the catalogue order they are Devon, South Devon, Hereford, Shorthorn, Sussex, Red Polled, Aberdeen-Angus, Galloway, Welsh, Highland, Cross-bred, Kerry and Dexter, and Small Cross-bred.
- Other cattle societies, all well caring for the interest of their respective breeds, are the Shorthorn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn Association, the Hereford Herd Book Society, the Devon Cattle Breeders' Society, the South Devon Herd Book Society, the Sussex Herd Book Society, the Longhorned Cattle Society, the Red Polled Society, the English Guernsey Cattle Society, the English Kerry and Dexter Cattle Society, the Welsh Bla.