Holy Rood

Origin of Holy Rood

before 1150; Middle English; Old English
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Holyrood

noun
  1. the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, located beside Holyroodhouse
  2. informal the Scottish Government

holy rood

noun
  1. a cross or crucifix, esp one placed upon the rood screen in a church
  2. (often capital) the cross on which Christ was crucified
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