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English definition of “the Pilgrim Fathers”

the Pilgrim Fathers

noun [plural]    
the group of English people who sailed to North America on the ship 'Mayflower', where they formed Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts in 1620Renaissance: 1501 to 1899
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