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 History of this Word

"cross" is from "cros", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
which is from "kross", spoken by people in North England about 800 A.D.
which is from "krux", spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"stitch" is from "stice", ("sting") spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

"cross stitch" is a type of "needlework"

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Meaning 1

Definition

Needlework made of stitches that cross to form an "X". Created with sewing or embroidery. Results in a simple pattern that is easy to produce. Almost any thread or yarn may be used and a wide range of decorative overall patterns may be produced.

Examples of how the word is used

cross stitch illustration I recently bought two cross stitch books.
cross stitch illustration I am looking for cross stitch patterns.