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crux British & World English

The decisive or most important point at issue

Crux British & World English

The smallest constellation (the Cross or Southern Cross), but the most familiar one to observers in the southern hemisphere. It contains the bright star Acrux, the ‘Jewel Box’ star cluster, and most of the Coalsack nebula. Formerly called Crux Australis

crux English Thesaurus

the crux of the matter

Crux Australis in Crux British & World English

The smallest constellation (the Cross or Southern Cross), but the most familiar one to observers in the southern hemisphere. It contains the bright star Acrux, the ‘Jewel Box’ star cluster, and most of the Coalsack nebula. Formerly called Crux Australis