Plymouth Rock


Plym·​outh Rock ˈpli-məth- How to pronounce Plymouth Rock (audio)
: any of a U.S. breed of medium-sized single-combed domestic chickens raised for eggs and meat

Examples of Plymouth Rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 sought a haven to practice their faith freely. Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2021 That drought started in 1575, a decade after St. Augustine, Florida, was founded and before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620. NBC News, 18 June 2021 The Spanish founded it in 1565—decades before the English established Jamestown and the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Oct. 2023 In 1621, the Pilgrims were just settling in at Plymouth Rock, and Wisconsin was home to Native Americans but no Europeans. Alan J. Borsuk, Journal Sentinel, 17 July 2023 Abenaki peoples, who were growing corn, squash, and beans on the islands when Europeans arrived, and the French settlers, who established homesteads years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Kevin West, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 This year marks the 450th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Nov. 2020 Every family seems to have their Thanksgiving hour set in stone (Plymouth Rock? Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 23 Nov. 2020 Several monuments have been vandalized in Plymouth, including Plymouth Rock. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2020

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Word History


Plymouth Rock, traditional site of Pilgrim landing in 1620

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Plymouth Rock was in 1849

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“Plymouth Rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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Plymouth Rock

Plym·​outh Rock ˌplim-əth- How to pronounce Plymouth Rock (audio)
: any of an American breed of medium-sized domestic chickens having a single comb
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