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noun

Also called Cross. Astronomy. a southern constellation between Centaurus and Musca.Compare Northern Cross.
U.S. History. the battle flag of the Confederate States of America.

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Origin of Southern Cross

1690–1700, for def. 1
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British Dictionary definitions for Southern Cross

Southern Cross

noun

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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Scientific definitions for Southern Cross

Southern Cross
[ sŭðərn ]

A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus.
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