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St. Andrew's cross

noun
1.
a cross composed of four diagonal arms of equal length; saltire.

St. Andrew's-cross

[an-drooz-kraws, -kros] /ˈæn druzˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs/
noun
1.
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
1.
an X -shaped cross.
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Saint Andrew's Cross

noun
1.
a diagonal cross with equal arms
2.
a white diagonal cross on a blue ground
Word Origin
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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