Definition of the Pilgrim Fathers from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Pilgrim Fathers

 
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the 102 English people who sailed to America on the Mayflower in 1620. Their group included 35 Puritans whose aim was to create a safe religious community in the New World. The Pilgrims probably landed at Plymouth Rock, and they established Plymouth Colony.