devon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdɛvən/
Noun

devon (plural devons)

  1. (Australia, Eastern Australia) A type of processed meat sausage.
    • 1995, The Bulletin, Issues 5953-5959, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=cBMYAQAAIAAJ&q=%22devon%22+smallgoods+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22devon%22+smallgoods+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_oI8T8fzOuTEmQXMztzYBw&redir_esc=y page 23],
      Initial suspicions pointed at both food and water, narrowing down after a while to fritz (devon, as it is known in some states), a popular, bland, processed meat.
    • 2008, H. G. Nelson, Sprays: A Collection of Verbal Touch-Ups, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=R-4M4Qj4UAEC&pg=PA216&dq=%22devon%22+smallgoods+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wpI8T8bGFIf6mAXq1b3QBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22devon%22%20smallgoods%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 216],
      Elsewhere the Roy Slaven signature range of smallgoods – marketed with the shout-out line, ‘Roy: still doing things with meat butchers only dream of!’ − has captured the imagination of an increasingly time-poor community looking for top-shelf short cuts in cuisine solutions. When I last looked, Roy had personally signed nearly 5.9 million salamis, chorizos and devon logs this year.
    • 2009, Helen Greenwood, John Newton, Sydney 2010: More Than 450 Butchers, Bakers, Food Stores and Chocolate Makers, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=XuEwx909jGYC&pg=PT226&dq=%22devon%22+smallgoods+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_oI8T8fzOuTEmQXMztzYBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22devon%22%20smallgoods%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      One of our firm favourites both for the quality and the taste of Ricky Roessler′s smallgoods – and the sheer joy of shopping here. No devon or pastrami, though, just plenty of bratwurst: […] .
Synonyms
Devon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdɛv.ən/, /ˈdiː.vən/
Proper noun
  1. A county in England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.
  2. Any of a number of places in US and Canada.
    1. A town in Alberta, Canada.
    2. A small rural community in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    3. A former town in New Brunswick, Canada, amalgamated in 1945 into the city of Fredericton.
    4. A village/and/neighborhood in Milford, Connecticut.
    5. An unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware.
    6. An unincorporated community in Bourbon County, Kansas.
    7. CDP in Chester, Pennsylvania.
    8. An unincorporated community in Mingo County, West Virginia.
  3. A river in Nottinghamshire, England, tributary to the Trent.
  4. An English earldom.
  5. A male given name, or a variant of Devin.
    • 2013 Diane Chamberlain, Necessary Lies, Pan Books ISBN 978-1-4472-1125-9, page 59:
      "Is that his real name?" I asked, touching the corner of the picture. "Devil?"
      "I named him Devon James Jordan, but my oldest―my girl Sheena―she had trouble saying Devon and it came out Devil, and that stuck […] "
  6. A female given name.
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: Devon
  • Russian: Девон
Noun

devon (plural devons)

  1. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England.



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