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may·flow·er

 (mā′flou′ər)
n.
1. Any of various plants that bloom in May.

mayflower

(ˈmeɪˌflaʊə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various plants that bloom in May
2. (Plants) US and Canadian another name for trailing arbutus
3. (Plants) Brit another name for hawthorn, cowslip, marsh marigold

Mayflower

(ˈmeɪˌflaʊə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the Mayflower the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts in 1620
2. (Nautical Terms) the Mayflower the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts in 1620

may•flow•er

(ˈmeɪˌflaʊ ər)

n.
1. any of various plants that blossom in May, as the hepatica.
3. (cap. italic) the ship on which the Pilgrims sailed from England to the New World in 1620.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mayflower - the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620Mayflower - the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
2.mayflower - low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowersmayflower - low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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No doubt it was in further elaboration of this aphorism that the little steamboat that sailed every other day from Yellowsands to the beckoning shores of France was called "the Mayflower."
For this and other reasons, in the year 1620 they embarked on board the ship Mayflower, and crossed the ocean, to the shores of Cape Cod.
One of the vessels in the fleet was that same Mayflower which had carried the Puritan Pilgrims to Plymouth.
We didn't cook none of the pies in the wash-pan -- afraid the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought consider- able of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from Eng- land with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, be- cause they warn't, but on account of them being relicts, you know, and we snaked her out, private, and took her down there, but she failed on the first pies, because we didn't know how, but she come up smiling on the last one.
Rebecca's hair was loosened and falling over her forehead in ruffled waves; her eyes were brilliant, her cheeks crimson; there was a hint of everything in the girl's face,--of sensitiveness and delicacy as well as of ardor; there was the sweetness of the mayflower and the strength of the young oak, but one could easily divine that she was one of
The instrument of voluntary association executed on board the "Mayflower" testifies that the parties to it had anticipated the improvement of their nation.
Silas Sloane's place, the Mayflowers blossomed out, pink and white stars of sweetness under their brown leaves.
"I'm so sorry for people who live in lands where there are no Mayflowers," said Anne.
Captain Jim came along another evening to bring Anne some mayflowers. The garden was full of the moist, scented air of a maritime spring evening.
Nobody else-- not even Gilbert"--with a shake of her head at him--"remembered that I always long for mayflowers in spring."
Gilbert sat down beside her on the boulder and held out his Mayflowers.
As the days slipped by they grew more gracious; the hillsides began to look as if they were thinking of mayflowers; the old orchard was washed in a bath of tingling sunshine and the sap stirred in the big trees; by day the sky was veiled with delicate cloud drift, fine and filmy as woven mist; in the evenings a full, low moon looked over the valleys, as pallid and holy as some aureoled saint; a sound of laughter and dream was on the wind and the world grew young with the mirth of April breezes.