[kruh-san-druh, -sahn-, kraw-] /krəˈsæn drə, -ˈsɑn-, krɔ-/
any of several plants of the genus Crossandra, native to Africa and Asia, especially C. infundibuliformis, having glossy leaves and red-orange flowers and sometimes cultivated as a houseplant.
any shrub of the free-flowering mostly African genus Crossandra, grown in greenhouses for their large yellow, lilac, or orange flowers: family Acanthaceae
- Cross as a bear
Grumpy, ill-humored, annoyed, as in Stay away from Claire; she’s cross as a bear this morning. Unlike the earlier cross as two stocks, this survives even though the adjective cross for “ill-tempered” is otherwise not used much in America. It is sometimes amplified as cross as a bear with a sore head. [ Early 1700s […]
An assembler which runs on one type of processor and produces machine code for another. There is a set of 6502, 68xx and Zilog Z80 and 8085 cross-assemblers in C by and Alan R. Baldwin. They run under MS-DOS and could be compiled to run under Unix and on the Amiga and Atari ST. See […]
[kraws-band, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbænd, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, Zoology, Botany. 1. a or stripe that encircles horizontally.
[kraws-bahr, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbɑr, ˈkrɒs-/ noun 1. a , line, or stripe. 2. the forming part of the goal posts, as in football and soccer. 3. a used for gymnastics. 4. a that rests on uprights and that an athlete must clear in performing the pole vault or high jump. 5. a horizontal line in some […]