Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Illust. 5, of Cross.
  • n. A Eurasian garden perennial (Lychins chalcedonica) having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads.
  • n. A cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center. See illustration under cross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A plant, Lychnis Chalcedonica. Also called cross-of-Jerusalem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads
  • n. a cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center

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Examples

  • They, with two others below, formed the revolving Maltese cross of the reaping-machine, which had been brought to the field on the previous evening to be ready for operations this day.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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