Holy Rood

Holy Rood

noun
1.
the cross on which Jesus died.
2.
(lowercase) a crucifix, especially one above a rood screen.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English; Old English

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holy rood
 
n
1.  a cross or crucifix, esp one placed upon the rood screen in a church
2.  (often capital) the cross on which Christ was crucified

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