one of several leafless, very thorny shrubs or small trees of the southwestern desert areas of North America.
[kroo-suh-fawrm] /ˈkru səˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. being in the shape of a ; cross-shaped. noun 2. a cross. /ˈkruːsɪˌfɔːm/ adjective 1. shaped like a cross noun 2. a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation:x²y² – a²x² – a²y² = 0, where x […]
[kroo-suh-fahy] /ˈkru səˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), crucified, crucifying. 1. to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross. 2. to treat with gross injustice; persecute; torment; torture. 3. to subdue (passion, sin, etc.). /ˈkruːsɪˌfaɪ/ verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to put to death by crucifixion 2. (slang) […]
[kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/ noun, Astronomy. 1. genitive of . [kruhks] /krʌks/ noun, genitive Crucis [kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. . /krʌks/ noun (pl) cruxes, cruces (ˈkruːsiːz) 1. a vital or decisive stage, point, etc (often in the phrase the crux of the matter) 2. a baffling problem or difficulty 3. (mountaineering) the most […]
[kroo-suh-vur-buh-list] /ˌkru səˈvɜr bə lɪst/ noun 1. a designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles. /ˌkruːsɪˈvɜːbəlɪst/ noun 1. a crossword puzzle enthusiast n. “maker of crossword puzzles,” by 1990, coined in English from Latin cruci-, comb. form of crux “cross” (see cross (n.)) + verbum “word” (see verb).