Maltese cross

Maltese cross (plural Maltese crosses)

  1. A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points
  2. A flowering plant Lychnis chalcedonica (syn. Lychnis chalcedonica) of the family Caryophyllaceae
  3. (gymnastics) A position on the rings where the gymnast's body is horizontal and straight, with arms to the side; a horizontal planche.
  4. A Geneva wheel.
  • (Silene chalcedonica) burning love, dusky salmon, flower of Bristol, Jerusalem cross, nonesuch

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