Definition of Maltese cross

1. Noun. Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads.

Exact synonyms: Lychins Chalcedonica, Scarlet Lychnis
Generic synonyms: Catchfly, Lychnis



2. Noun. A cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center.
Generic synonyms: Cross

Definition of Maltese cross

1. Noun. A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points ¹

2. Noun. A flowering plant ''Lychnis chalcedonica'' of the family ''Caryophyllaceae'' ¹

3. Noun. (gymnastics) A position on the rings where the gymnast's body is horizontal and straight, with arms to the side; a horizontal planche. ¹

4. Noun. A Geneva wheel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maltese Cross

Malpighia obovata
Malpighiaceae
Malpighian
Malpighian corpuscle
Malpighian corpuscles
Malraux
Malt-O-Meal
Malta
Malta Island
Malta fever
Maltese
Maltese Islands
Maltese Sign Language
Maltese cat
Maltese cats
Maltese cross (current term)
Maltese crosses
Maltese dog
Maltese lira
Maltese monetary unit
Maltesian
Maltesian cross
Maltesian crosses
Malthus
Malthusian
Malthusian theory
Malthusianism
Malthusianisms
Malto
Maluku

Literary usage of Maltese cross

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1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1817)
"Order of the Maltese cross—Minerals of Count Golovkin — Pictures — Antiquities — Shells— Gallery of Galitzin—Library of ..."

2. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1816)
"Order of tke Maltese cross—Minerals of Count Golovkin —Pictures—Antiquities—Shells—Gallery of Galitzin Library of Bo ..."

3. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"(7) JL Maltese cross. A Greek cross ^^ narrowing towards the centre, with two points at each extremity. The Teutonic knights wore a black Maltese cross. ..."

4. Decorative Heraldry: A Practical Handbook of Its Artistic Treatment by George William Eve (1908)
"The Maltese cross, the badge of the Knights Templars and of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, is similar, but has its points emphasized by ..."

5. Valladolid, Oviedo, Segovia, Zamora, Avil, & Zaragoza: An Historical by Albert Frederick Calvert (1908)
"This precious relic is in the shape of a Maltese cross, is set with gems en cabochon, and encrusted with gilt filigree- work. ..."

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