Capuchin cross

noun

Definition of Capuchin cross

: a cross pommée

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History and Etymology for Capuchin cross

probably so called from its resemblance to a pilgrim's staff, an important tenet of the Capuchin order being that humans are only pilgrims and strangers on earth

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“Capuchin cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capuchin%20cross. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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