Definition of Mayflower

1. Noun. The ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620.

Generic synonyms: Ship



2. Noun. Low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers.
Exact synonyms: Epigaea Repens, Trailing Arbutus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Mayflower

1. n. In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants.

Definition of Mayflower

1. Proper noun. (nautical) A historical ship that transported the Pilgrims to America in the year 1620 ¹

2. Noun. Either of several plants that flower in May - especially the hawthorn (in Britain) and the trailing arbutus (in the US) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mayflower

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Medical Definition of Mayflower

1. In England, the hawthorn; in new England, the trailing arbutus (see Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mayflower

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maybloom
mayblooms
mayblossom
mayblossoms
maybush
maybushes
mayday
maydays
mayed
mayeng
mayenite
mayest
mayfish
mayflies
mayflower (current term)
mayflowers
mayfly
mayhap
mayhappen
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mayhems
mayidism
maying
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mayings
mayn't

Literary usage of Mayflower

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1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"A shallop which the Pilgrims had brought with them in the mayflower was put ... THE mayflower DOWN in the bleak December bay The ghostly vessel stands away ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1901)
"Under the land division of 1023, Richard Warren's apportionment, as one of the " mayflower" passengers, fell in the north side of ..."

3. Life of John Boyle O'Reilly by James Jeffrey Roche, Mary Murphy O'Reilly (1891)
"Cheer from the ranks to her, Shout from the banks to her— mayflower ! ... mayflower ! Twice in the national story Thy dear name in letters of gold— Woven in ..."

4. The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, 1606-1623 A. D.: As Told by Themselves by Edward Arber (1897)
"THE PASSENGERS IN THE mayflower ; AND WHAT BECAME OF THEM. ... So the number on board at one time was still 102, when the mayflower first anchored in Cape ..."

5. History of the Town of Plymouth: With a Sketch of the Origin and Growth of by William Thomas Davis (1885)
"THE "mayflower." AN unfounded story has become quite current that the " mayflower " was afterwards engaged in the slave- trade. While the truth or falsity ..."

6. Magna Carta: And Other Addresses by William Dameron Guthrie (1916)
"... proud heritage of descent from the Pilgrims on the mayflower are accustomed annually to join in thanksgiving for all that they owe to their ancestors. ..."

7. The Rise of Religious Liberty in America: A History by Sanford Hoadley Cobb (1902)
"mayflower The famous mayflower compact, made when already the Compact. stern coast of New England had lifted itself in wintry garb before their sight, ..."

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