crucigerous

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Etymology[edit]

Latin crux, crucis, cross + -gerous.

Adjective[edit]

crucigerous ‎(not comparable)

  1. Bearing a cross; marked with the figure of a cross.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus:
      But not to look so high as Heaven or the single Quincunx of the Hyades upon the head of Taurus, the Triangle, and remarkable Crusero about the foot of the Centaur; observable rudiments there are hereof in subterraneous concretions, and bodies in the Earth; in the Gypsum or Talcum Rhomboides, in the Favaginites or honey-comb-stone, in the Asteria and Astroites, and in the crucigerous stone of S.Iago of Gallicia.

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