Definition of Southern cross

1. Noun. A small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus.

Exact synonyms: Crux, Crux Australis
Member holonyms: Alpha Crucis, Beta Crucis
Generic synonyms: Constellation
Group relationships: Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System

Definition of Southern cross

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Southern Cross

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian
Southeast Sulawesi
Southern Altai
Southern American English
Southern Balochi
Southern Baptist
Southern Baptist Convention
Southern Baptists
Southern Cherokee Nation
Southern Cross
Southern Europe
Southern European
Southern Europeans
Southern Hemisphere
Southern Ireland
Southern Ocean
Southern Pentecostal
Southern Pentecostals
Southern Rhodesia
Southern Sami
Southern Sesotho
Southern Sotho
Southern Sudanese
Southern Tai

Literary usage of Southern cross

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"BERNACCHI OK THE southern cross ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION-. ... It gives a general account of the voyage of the southern cross and the wintering at Cape Adare, ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"THE southern cross. " Whene'er those southern seas I sail, I find my eyes instinctive turning Where, pure and marvelously pale, BY MARY PROCTOR. ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... ho! with a friendly gale—A month's free sailing with the southern cross and the sun for guides—Sighting the Marquesas — Experience in reckoning. ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"IT was on December 30, 1898—somewhat sooner than I had expected—: that the Southern Cross first struck the scouts of the antarctic ice-pack, in lat. ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"THE southern cross. Deem not the ravished glory thine ; Nor think the flag shall scathless wave Whereon thou bid'st its presage shine, Land of the traitor ..."

6. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"The southern cross is the polar constellation of the southern hemisphere. BALLADE OF THE southern cross Fair islands of the silver fleece, ..."

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