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  • noun Plural form of mayflower.


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  • The flowers that grew in abundance about the settlement must have given them joy, -- _arbutus_ or "mayflowers," wild roses, blue chicory, Queen Anne's lace, purple asters, golden-rod and the beautiful sabbatia or "sentry" which is still found on the banks of the fresh ponds near the town and is called "the Plymouth rose."

    The Women Who Came in the Mayflower

  • Rylance brilliantly portrays Byron as a man out of time, clinging to ancient ideals while a new estate encroaches on the wild garlic and mayflowers growing around his trailer.

    Jerusalem, Royal Court

  • Taking inventory while he walked, the Boston University biologist recorded in his water-stained field journal the appearance of pink mayflowers and lavender azaleas that brightened the pond-bank path.

    Another Thoreau Lesson

  • Bradford and Brewster scratched their hat-buckles and awaited revelation, until young Mary Chilton reminded her elders of the riddle, "If April showers bring mayflowers, what do mayflowers bring?"

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • And she crinkled her nose, retrieving from the perfume of the riverside night that moment when his hand slipped between the mayflowers and her cheek.

    To Let

  • In fancy he trod winding lanes that ran between giant hedges: hedges in tender bud, with dew on them; or snowed over with white mayflowers; or behung with the fairy webs and gossamer of early autumn, thick as twine beneath their load of moisture.

    Australia Felix

  • It seemed a treason to poor grandpa that I saw how beautiful the crocuses were as they blossomed in the beds on the terrace here, and when the mayflowers came I did not dare to pick them except to put them on his grave.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science

  • We know when the mayflowers and the buttercups bloom.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • I would have rushed off to Rainbow Valley and brought her an armful of mayflowers, but I knew that wasn't what she wanted.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • The mayflowers bloomed in the secret nooks of Rainbow Valley.

    Rilla of Ingleside


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