Thanksgiving words

Vocabulary words for the Thanksgiving season.

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  1. cranberry sauce
    sauce made of cranberries and sugar
  2. Edward Winslow
    English colonial administrator who traveled to America on the Mayflower and served as the first governor of the Plymouth Colony (1595-1655)
  3. feast
    a ceremonial dinner party for many people
  4. give thanks
    express gratitude or show appreciation to
  5. Indian corn
    tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  6. Massachusetts Bay Colony
    one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  7. Massasoit
    Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims (1580-1661)
  8. Mayflower
    the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
  9. melting pot
    an environment in which groups are socially assimilated
  10. Native American
    of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages
  11. pilgrim
    someone who journeys in foreign lands
  12. Plymouth
    a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
  13. Plymouth Colony
    colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620; it was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691
  14. Plymouth Rock
    a boulder in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower
  15. pumpkin pie
    pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
  16. stuffing
    padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
  17. sweet corn
    a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
  18. Thanksgiving
    fourth Thursday in November in the United States
  19. Thanksgiving Day
    fourth Thursday in November in the United States
  20. turkey
    large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail
  21. Wampanoag
    a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the Pilgrims

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