Main definitions of mayflower in English

: mayflower1Mayflower2

mayflower1

noun

  • The trailing arbutus.

    • ‘Mint, lemon balm, pennyroyal, chives, chamomile, mayflower, and summer savory are a few herbs perfectly suited to this microclimate.’
    • ‘In the damp fields surrounding the streams I found cowslip, self heal and mayflower.’
    • ‘On May Day we picked a May Queen and carried her around the school on a throne decorated with yellow mayflowers.’
    • ‘Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the sun shone, and the very long, winding, narrow lanes festooned with mayflower like bridal veils were negotiated without meeting any traffic coming the other way.’
    • ‘Yet another old name for the mayflower was bog flower and this is a very accurate description but mayflower is still the most accurate and I will therefore stick to this name.’

Pronunciation

mayflower

/ˈmeɪflaʊə/

Main definitions of mayflower in English

: mayflower1Mayflower2

Mayflower2

proper noun

  • The ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to America.

Pronunciation

Mayflower

/ˈmeɪˌflaʊə/