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Plymouth Rock

a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on which the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower are said to have stepped ashore when they landed in America in 1620.
one of an American breed of medium-sized chickens, raised for meat and eggs. Unabridged
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  • This has completely disappeared from the Plymouth Rock fowls.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • "Plymouth Rock, perhaps," said Miss Ashe's voice, close behind them.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • Of course they had to land on Plymouth Rock, 'cause the histories said they must.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • It would perhaps be an exaggeration to say that Plymouth Rock is a chicken.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • "Plymouth Rock may fall on them for all I care," exclaimed Brady.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Hear me, I beseech you; get up an auction and sell Plymouth Rock!

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The memory of the Pilgrims can not perish while Plymouth Rock remains to us.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

a heavy American breed of domestic fowl bred for meat and laying
a boulder on the coast of Massachusetts: traditionally thought to be the landing place of the Pilgrim Fathers (1620) See also Mayflower
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Plymouth Rock in Culture

Plymouth Rock definition

The rock, in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, near which the Mayflower, carrying the Pilgrims, landed in 1620.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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