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SOUTHERN CROSS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Southern Cross mean? 

SOUTHERN CROSS (noun)
  The noun SOUTHERN CROSS has 1 sense:

1. a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

  Familiarity information: SOUTHERN CROSS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOUTHERN CROSS (noun)


Sense 1Southern Cross [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Crux; Crux Australis; Southern Cross

Instance hypernyms:

constellation (a configuration of stars as seen from the earth)

Meronyms (members of "Southern Cross"):

Alpha Crucis (the brightest star in the Southern Cross)

Beta Crucis (the second brightest star in the Southern Cross)

Holonyms ("Southern Cross" is a member of...):

Milky Way; Milky Way Galaxy; Milky Way System (the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky)


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