fiery cross

noun

Definition of fiery cross

1 : a cross of wood partly charred and sometimes stained with blood formerly carried from clan to clan as a rallying signal in the Highlands of Scotland

called also crostarie

2 : a burning cross especially : a burning cross used as a symbol of the Ku Klux Klan

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“Fiery cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiery%20cross. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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