Jerusalem cross

noun

Definition of Jerusalem cross

1 : a cross potent with a small Greek cross in each of the four spaces between the arms
2 [so called from the resemblance of the arrangement of the leaves to the shape of the Jerusalem cross] : maltese cross

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“Jerusalem cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jerusalem%20cross. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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