a former part of the Austrian state of Tyrol: ceded to Italy in 1919, becoming the Bolzano and Trento provinces of the Trentino-Alto Adige Autonomous Region. Area: 14 037 sq km (5420 sq miles)
noun 1. a former country in SE Asia that comprised Vietnam S of about 17° N latitude; a separate state 1954–75; now part of reunified Vietnam. Capital: Saigon. South Vietnam noun 1. a former republic (1955–76) occupying the S of present-day Vietnam on the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand
noun 1. bald cypress. bald cypress noun 1. a tree, Taxodium distichum, of swampy areas of the southern U.S., having featherlike needles and cone-shaped projections growing up from the roots, yielding a hardwood used in construction, shipbuilding, etc. bald cypress noun 1. another name for swamp cypress
noun, Astronomy. 1. the constellation Corona Australis.
noun 1. Also called Cross. Astronomy. a southern constellation between Centaurus and Musca. Compare Northern Cross. 2. U.S. History. the battle flag of the Confederate States of America. Southern Cross noun 1. a small conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere lying in the Milky Way near Centaurus. The four brightest stars form a cross, the […]