- (italics) the ship in which the Pilgrims sailed from Southampton to the New World in 1620.
- (lowercase) any of various plants that blossom in May as the hepatica or anemone in the U.S., and the hawthorn or cowslip in England.
- (lowercase) the trailing arbutus, Epigaea repens: the state flower of Massachusetts.
Origin of Mayflower
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Examples from the Web for mayflower
They picked me up in the District, and I gave them a place to drop me off in the District—around the Mayflower Hotel.Inside Uber’s Political War Machine
June 30, 2014
It turned out that Titanic had a wife, Mrs. Alice Thomas, who had been living with him at the Mayflower Hotel.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Were the Christmas-hating Puritans on the Mayflower “Scrooges”?Sarah Palin Is Here to Save Christmas, Thank God
November 13, 2013
In Ghost Hawk, the “invaders from over the sea” are the English settlers on the Mayflower and later.She Who Came After Tolkien, Before Rowling
August 31, 2013
Loyalists included recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants alike.Why the American Revolution's Loyalists Are True Patriots
February 12, 2011
There was neither clergyman nor minister on board the Mayflower.The American Mind
I cal'late I'll be contented with having my folks cross in the Mayflower.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
It came over in the Mayflower, as you might transport yeast.
She has grown since then, even to the proportions of the Mayflower.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
They are sure the Mayflower will keep you down on the shore all night.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
- the Mayflower the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts in 1620
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Word Origin and History for mayflower
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