Mayflower



[mey-flou-er] /ˈmeɪˌflaʊ ər/

noun
1.
(italics) the ship in which the Pilgrims sailed from Southampton to the New World in 1620.
2.
(lowercase) any of various plants that blossom in as the hepatica or anemone in the U.S., and the hawthorn or cowslip in England.
3.
(lowercase) the trailing arbutus, Epigaea repens: the of Massachusetts.
/ˈmeɪˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
any of various plants that bloom in May
2.
(US & Canadian) another name for trailing arbutus
3.
(Brit) another name for hawthorn, cowslip, marsh marigold
/ˈmeɪˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
the Mayflower, the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts in 1620
n.

by 1620s; from May + flower (n.). Used locally for the cowslip, the lady’s smock, and other plants that bloom in May.

The ship that carried the Pilgrims to America. It made a permanent landing near Plymouth Rock in 1620, after the Pilgrims had agreed to the Mayflower Compact.

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