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Maltese cross

noun

Definition of MALTESE CROSS

1
a :  a cross formée
b :  a cross that resembles the cross formée but has the outer face of each arm indented in a V — see cross illustration
2
:  a Eurasian herb (Lychnis chalcedonica) of the pink family cultivated for its usually scarlet flowers

First Known Use of MALTESE CROSS

1877

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