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St. Andrew's cross

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noun

a cross composed of four diagonal arms of equal length; saltire.

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St. Andrew's-cross
[ an-drooz-kraws, -kros ]
/ ˈæn druzˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs /

noun

a low evergreen shrub, Ascyrum hypericoides, native to temperate and subtropical America, having flowers in clusters of three: often cultivated.
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