Saint Andrew's cross


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Saint Andrew's cross

n.
1. A cross shaped like the letter X.
2. A small shrub (Hypericum hypericoides) of North and Central America having yellow flowers with four petals.
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Saint Andrew's Cross

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a diagonal cross with equal arms
2. (Heraldry) a white diagonal cross on a blue ground
[C18: so called because Saint Andrew, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, is reputed to have been crucified on a cross of this shape]
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Saint` An′drew's Cross′


n.
an X-shaped cross.
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It is named the Saltire or the Saint Andrew's Cross.