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patroon Tweet Definition of patroon Like Definition of patroon on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially after it became a British possession, renamed as New York.
Pilgrim Tweet Definition of Pilgrim Like Definition of Pilgrim on Facebook
proper noun (Pilgrims)
  1. A settler of the w:Plymouth Colony, Plymouth Colony. Usually used in plural.
Pioneer Day Tweet Definition of Pioneer Day Like Definition of Pioneer Day on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Utah state holiday celebrating the arrival of Mormon pioneers in what would become Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847.
Plymouth Rock Tweet Definition of Plymouth Rock Like Definition of Plymouth Rock on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The traditionally accepted landing site of the Mayflower settlers to America in 1620.
    • http://www.pilgrimhall.org/Rock.htm - 13k -
      1. A breed of poultry.
    • "The Plymouth Rock was a popular old fashioned utility bird. Its a gorgeous looking bird - proud and beautifully feathered. It should lay a large brown egg and and plenty of them - at least 200 a year and ideally 285."
      http://www.plymouthrock.co.uk/ barredr.jpg
proprietary Tweet Definition of proprietary Like Definition of proprietary on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to property or ownership.
    • the rights
      1. Of or relating to the quality of being an owner.
    • the class
      1. Manufactured exclusively by the owner of intellectual property rights (IPR), as with a patent or trade secret.
    • The continuous profitability of the company is based on its many products.
      1. Privately owned.
    • a lake
provincial Tweet Definition of provincial Like Definition of provincial on Facebook
noun
  1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church): A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.
  3. A country bumpkin.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
  2. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
"Provincial airs and graces." Macaulay.
  1. Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod. Ayliffe.
  3. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
"With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes." -Shak.
  1. limited in outlook; narrow

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