Lychins chalcedonica
maltese cross maltese cross n. (Bot.) A Eurasian garden perennial ({Lychins chalcedonica}) having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads.

Syn: scarlet lychnis, {Lychins chalcedonica}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center. See illustration under {cross}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lychins chalcedonica — maltese cross maltese cross n. (Bot.) A Eurasian garden perennial ({Lychins chalcedonica}) having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads. Syn: scarlet lychnis, {Lychins chalcedonica}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A cross with triangular or arrow shaped arms …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lychins chalcedonica — noun Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads • Syn: ↑scarlet lychnis, ↑maltese cross • Hypernyms: ↑lychnis, ↑catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • maltese cross — n. (Bot.) A Eurasian garden perennial ({Lychins chalcedonica}) having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads. Syn: scarlet lychnis, {Lychins chalcedonica}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A cross with triangular or arrow shaped arms and the points toward the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarlet lychnis — noun Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads • Syn: ↑maltese cross, ↑Lychins chalcedonica • Hypernyms: ↑lychnis, ↑catchfly * * * noun : maltese cross 2 * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • maltese cross — noun Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads • Syn: ↑scarlet lychnis, ↑Lychins chalcedonica • Hypernyms: ↑lychnis, ↑catchfly * * * ˌMaltese ˈcross 7 noun …   Useful english dictionary

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