from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants that bloom in May.
- n. See trailing arbutus.
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- 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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The name mayflower was familiar in England, as the application of it to the historic vessel shows, but it was applied by the English, and still is, to the hawthorn.
They skimmed across the ice for a series of drills, shooting and skating in patterns as intricate as a mayflower pole weaving.
Five Fun Facts About May 7 History holiday season, macy's day parade, mayflower, pilgrim, pilgrims, plymouth rock, thanksgiving
Shadbush/Juneberry blooming, Canada mayflower leaves up but no flowers yet.
Chucky, they the ones that came over on the mayflower?
More rhodora blooming in the wetlands, Canada mayflower actually flowering in May, even if not in Canada, some trout lily and trilliums.
Don't laugh this is serious stuff to me. being scottish-my family actually arriving to the americas with the mayflower-no bull Ahem.
Your are correct, my family did not come on the mayflower, and yours may have missed the boat.
They went side by side, hand in hand, silently towards the hedge, where the mayflower, both pink and white, was in full bloom.
In this bright weather, the leaves just full, the mayflower in bloom, bulbs not yet quite over, and the river relearning its summer smile, the beauty of the prospect was not to be sneezed at.