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Holy Rood

noun
1.
the cross on which Jesus died.
2.
(lowercase) a crucifix, especially one above a rood screen.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English; Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for Holy Rood

holy rood

noun
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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