HyperDic: southern_cross

English > 1 sense of the expression Southern Cross:
NOUNobjectSouthern Cross, Crux, Crux Australisa small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
English > Southern Cross: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus.
SynonymsCrux, Crux Australis
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
Member ofMilky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way SystemThe galaxy containing the solar system
MembersAlpha CrucisThe brightest star in the Southern Cross
Beta CrucisThe second brightest star in the Southern Cross
SpanishCrux, Cruz Austral, Cruz del Sur
CatalanCreu Austral, Crux

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