mayflower
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]


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  • Mayflower — „Mayflower in Plymouth“, von William Halsall (1882) p1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mayflower — en la Bahía de Plymouth (por William Halsall, 1882) Características generales Desplazamiento 180 toneles …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mayflower — (Париж,Франция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 3 rue Chateaubriand, 8 й округ …   Каталог отелей

  • Mayflower — (Париж,Франция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 3 rue Chateaubriand, 8 й округ …   Каталог отелей

  • Mayflower — Mayflower, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 1631 Housing Units (2000): 872 Land area (2000): 2.929154 sq. miles (7.586474 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046602 sq. miles (0.120698 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.975756 sq. miles (7.707172… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Mayflower —   [ meɪflaʊə], Name des Segelschiffs (Dreimaster, 180 t), mit dem die Pilgerväter am 16. 9. 1620 von Plymouth (England) nach Neuengland aufbrachen. Vor der Landung am 21. 11. 1620 bei Cape Cod (heute Provincetown, Massachusetts) schlossen 41… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • Mayflower — ( Fleur de mai ) navire qui, en 1620, transporta de Southampton vers le territoire correspondant au Massachusetts actuel 102 puritains anglais; ils fondèrent les premières colonies anglaises d Amérique du Nord …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mayflower — by 1620s; from MAY (Cf. May) + FLOWER (Cf. flower) (n.). Used locally for the cowslip, the lady s smock, and other plants that bloom in May …   Etymology dictionary

  • mayflower — [mā′flou΄ər] n. 1. any of various plants that flower in May or early spring; esp., ☆ a) in the U.S., the trailing arbutus, any of several anemones, etc. b) in England, the may, cowslip, marsh marigold, etc. 2. [M ] the ship on which the Pilgrims… …   English World dictionary

  • Mayflower — For other uses, see Mayflower (disambiguation). Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) Career Name …   Wikipedia

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