One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a cross: (a) (Heraldry) having the extremities cleft and terminated in the heads of serpents, or (later) of eagles, lions, or other animals; (b) having a handle or handles, or a loop or ring resembling a handle.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. Apparently from classical Latin anser goose + -ated; compare quot. 1688.
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