South'ern Cross'

1. Also called Cross. Astron.a southern constellation between Centaurus and Musca. Cf. Northern Cross.
2. U.S. Hist.the battle flag of the Confederate States of America. Cf. Stars and Bars.

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southern crab appleSouthern Crown
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