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pilgrim /plgrm/ n. a person who travels a long way to visit a holy place: Pilgrims often travel together for comfort and support when faced with difficulties. -n. [C] pilgrimage /plgrmd/.
Usage Note: In 1620, a group of English settlers established Plimoth Colony (now spelled Plymouth) in Massachusetts. These people are often referred to as the Pilgrims (with a capital P). The Thanksgiving holiday in the USA celebrates a 1621 harvest feast that the Pilgrims shared with Native Americans of the Massachusetts coast.