Devon

The Devon is one of the oldest beef breeds in existence. Some authorities believe the origin of the breed to be prehistoric. These red cattle may have contributed to the Hereford and other British breeds. Originally a dual-purpose (milk and meat) breed, the Devon has evolved over the last half century as a beef-type breed. However, the American Milking Devon Cattle Association maintains the Milking Devon strain, which is unique to America. Devons originated in southwestern England where Romans noted them in 55 B.C. Devons made their way to the United States in 1623, only 131 years after Columbus. Devons are red, varying in shade from a rich deep red to a light red or chestnut.

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  • devon — devon …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Devon — bezeichnet: Devon (Geologie), eine geologische Formation bzw. ein Zeitalter Devon (Vorname), einen männlichen Vornamen Devon ist der Name folgender geographischer Objekte: Devon (England), eine englische Grafschaft Devon (Nova Scotia), Kanada… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • devon — [ devɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1907; mot angl., du comté de Devonshire ♦ Pêche Appât articulé ayant l aspect d un poisson, d un insecte, etc., et qui est muni de plusieurs hameçons. On écrirait mieux dévon. ● devon nom masculin (de Devon, nom propre) Leurre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • devon — DEVÓN, devoni, s.m. Peştişor artificial de metal prevăzut cu cârlige, care serveşte ca momeală la prinderea peştilor răpitori. – Din fr. devon. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 17.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  devón s. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Devon 30 — Administration Pays  Canada Province …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Devon — Berwyn, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 5067 Housing Units (2000): 2035 Land area (2000): 2.498379 sq. miles (6.470772 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.498379… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Devon, PA — Devon Berwyn, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 5067 Housing Units (2000): 2035 Land area (2000): 2.498379 sq. miles (6.470772 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Devon — De von, n. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devon [1] — Devon (Dewwʼn), engl. Grafschaft am Kanale mit 580000 E. auf 122 QM.; sie ist gebirgig, hat Bergbau auf Silber, Kupfer, Zinn, Eisen, Blei, Granit, Kalk und Schiefer, liefert Wollentuch und Spitzen, Eisenwaaren, hat Schiffsbau und Fischerei. Von… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Devon — DEVON, or MEDICAL HUCK This is the simplest form of huckaback weave, and is on 10 ends and 6 picks. The warp threads are usually dented three and two per dent alternately, which tends to prevent the threads splitting in the cloth and forming… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Devon — Devon1 [dev′ən] n. any of a breed of medium sized, red beef cattle, originally raised in the area of Devon, England Devon2 [dev′ən] 1. island of the Arctic Archipelago, north of Baffin region of Nunavut, Canada: 20,861 sq mi (54,030 sq km) 2.… …   English World dictionary

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