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Definition of MAYFLOWER

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Mayflower \May"flow`er\, n. (Bot.)
     In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see {Arbutus}); also, the blossom of these plants. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Arbutus \Ar"bu*tus\, Arbute \Ar"bute\, n. [L. arbutus, akin to arbor tree.] The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree. [1913 Webster]

     {Trailing arbutus} (Bot.), a creeping or trailing plant of the Heath family ({Epig[ae]a repens}), having white or usually rose-colored flowers with a delicate fragrance, growing in small axillary clusters, and appearing early in the spring; in New England known as {mayflower}; -- called also {ground laurel}. --Gray. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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