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Jerusalem cross

noun
  1. a cross whose four arms are each capped with a crossbar and often with a small Greek cross centered in each quadrant.
  2. scarlet lychnis.
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Origin of Jerusalem cross

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for jerusalem cross

Jerusalem cross

noun
  1. a cross the equal arms of which end in a barAlso called: cross potent
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