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Pilgrim Fathers British & World English

The pioneers of British colonization of North America. A group of 102 people led by English Puritans fleeing religious persecution sailed in the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620

Pilgrim Fathers in pilgrim New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in reference to the Pilgrim Fathers, the pioneers of British colonization of North America)