Maltese cross

noun

Definition of Maltese cross

  1. 1a :  a cross forméeb :  a cross that resembles the cross formée but has the outer face of each arm indented in a V — see cross illustration

  2. 2 :  a Eurasian herb (Lychnis chalcedonica) of the pink family cultivated for its usually scarlet flowers

1877

First Known Use of maltese cross

1877


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