Definitions

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  • n. A type of market cross associated with English market towns and dating from mediaeval times; fresh market produce was laid out and displayed on the circular stepped bases of the cross.

Etymologies

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butter +‎ cross

Examples

  • You also get a photograph of the village's buttercross and information on its traditional Easter Monday bottle kicking and hare pie scrambling.

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  • So he rode till he came into the town when the fair morning was still young, the first mass over, and maids gathered about the fountain amidst the market-place, and two or three dames sitting under the buttercross.

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