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Puritan US English

A member of a group of English Protestants of the late 16th and 17th centuries who regarded the Reformation of the Church of England under Elizabeth as incomplete and sought to simplify and regulate forms of worship

puritan in Puritan US English

A person with censorious moral beliefs, especially about pleasure and sex

Puritan ethic US English

A belief in the value of self-discipline and hard work.

Puritan spoon US English

A type of silver spoon made in England in the 17th cent. having a flat plain handle and an almost oval bowl.

Puritan State US English

A nickname for the state of Massachusetts.

Puritan papist US English

A strict or austere Catholic, especially a Jesuit; occasionally as adjective.

Puritan conscience US English

A strict individual conscience requiring high moral standards.