from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants that bloom in May.
  • n. See trailing arbutus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several plants that flower in May - especially the hawthorn (in Britain) and the trailing arbutus (in the US).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers
  • n. the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620


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