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mayflower (shrub)

Definition:

a low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

mayflowers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Epigaea repens [species] | ground laurel | trailing arbutus | E. repens [abbreviation, species]

All senses of mayflower...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mayflower [plant]

either of two spring-blooming wild flowers native to eastern North America, or one of several plants that bloom in the spring in Europe. Podophyllum ... (24 of 60 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1444035​/mayflower

Collins Dictionary:

mayflower | Mayflower | the Mayflower [sense-specific] | trailing arbutus [sense-specific] | hawthorn, cowslip, marsh marigold [sense-specific]

any of various plants that bloom in May | [United States, Canadian] another name for "trailing arbutus" | [British] another name for "hawthorn, ... (21 of 193 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mayflower

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mayflower | Maianthemum canadense [species]

in botany, name for several spring-blooming plants. In England the hawthorn is called mayflower, or may; in North America the name is used for the ... (25 of 81 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

trailing arbutus | mayflower [synonym] | Epigaea repens [species] | Ericaceae [family, member of]

a creeping North American plant of the heather family, with leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers. | (20 of 46 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/trailing-arbutus

New World Dictionary:

mayflower

any of various plants that flower in May or early spring; especially, ; ... | the ship on which the Pilgrims came to America (1620) (24 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

mayflower | arbutus [synonym]

any of various spring-blooming plants ; especially, "arbutus" [sense-specific] (9 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mayflower

Wiktionary:

mayflower | mayflowers [plural] | mayweed [synonym] | mayweeds [plural]

Any of several plants that flower in May - especially the hawthorn (in Britain) and the trailing arbutus (in the US). (21 of 22 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mayflower

American Heritage Dictionary:

mayflower

Any of various plants that bloom in May. | See trailing arbutus. (11 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Epigaea repens [species] | mayflower | trailing arbutus

a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family. It's found from Newfoundland to Florida, west to Kentucky and the Northwest Territories. The species flowers are pink, fading to nearly white, very fragrant, about .5 inches across when expanded, few or... (40 of 361 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Epigaea repens

Random House Dictionary:

trailing arbutus | arbutus [synonym] | mayflower [synonym] | Epigaea repens [species]

a creeping eastern North American plant of the heath family, having leathery, oval leaves and terminal clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers. (23 of 31 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/trailing-arbutus

Cambridge Dictionary:

shrub

a large plant with a rounded shape formed from many small branches growing either directly from the ground or from a hard woody stem, grown in gardens (27 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shrub

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shrub [countable] | shrubs [plural]

a low thick bush, especially one that has been planted in a garden (13 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shrub

Encarta Dictionary:

mayflower | mayflowers [plural]

a plant that flowers in May | Same as trailing arbutus (10 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628793​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mayflower | Mayflower

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mayflower"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mayflower

the Free Dictionary:

mayflower

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mayflower"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mayflower"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mayflower" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mayflower

Google Dictionary:

mayflower | mayflowers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mayflower"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mayflower

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mayflower"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mayflo​01 word=mayflower

YourDictionary Audio:

mayflower

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mayflower" by speech synthesizer

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