st. andrews cross

St. Andrew's cross

noun
a cross composed of four diagonal arms of equal length; saltire.
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St. Andrew's-cross

[an-drooz-kraws, -kros]
noun
a low evergreen shrub, Ascyrum hypericoides, native to temperate and subtropical America, having flowers in clusters of three: often cultivated.

Saint Andrew's Cross

noun
an X -shaped cross.
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Saint Andrew's Cross
 
n
1.  a diagonal cross with equal arms
2.  a white diagonal cross on a blue ground
 
[C18: so called because Saint Andrew, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, is reputed to have been crucified on a cross of this shape]

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