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Origin of Southern Cross
1690–1700, for def 1
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British Dictionary definitions for southern cross
a small conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere lying in the Milky Way near Centaurus. The four brightest stars form a cross, the longer arm of which points to the south celestial poleFormal names: Crux, Crux Australis
Australian the flag flown at the Eureka Stockade
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Science definitions for southern cross
[ sŭð′ərn ]
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus.
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