One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A red cross on a white background, used to identify medical equipment and facilities, especially in war, and as a sign of neutrality.
- ‘The sergeant's rank is indicated by the chevrons of an acting hospital steward (green and white with the red Geneva cross) with matching stripes down his trousers.’
- ‘The anchor badge combined neatly with the Geneva cross to form their emblem.’
- ‘He rides about, insecurely on a horse, covered with Geneva crosses, and in a gorgeous uniform with a violet velvet collar.’
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