Pilgrim Father

noun

: one of the English colonists who under the dominant religious motivation of a minority of Separatists from the Church of England sailed to America in 1620 aboard the Mayflower and founded the first permanent settlement in New England

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“Pilgrim Father.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pilgrim%20Father. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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