- a bright planet, especially Venus, seen in the east immediately before sunrise.
- Also called holy water sprinkler, holy water sprinkle. a medieval shafted weapon having a head in the form of a spiked ball.
Origin of morning star
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for morning star
The stars were all gone now, save one in the distance—the morning-star.Seven Little People and their Friends
Horace Elisha Scudder
Uriel engages Apollion, and succeeds in wresting from him the rebel banner with its morning-star.Vondel's Lucifer
Joost van den Vondel
One morning, he found his morning-star all dimmed and dusky-red; doomsday had dawned; they were to meet no more!
The moon stood high in heaven, the clouds had been driven away, and never did the morning-star rise brighter on two human beings.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
His round shield is made of burnished silver, and the head of his morning-star consists of a single cornelian.'Midst the Wild Carpathians
- a planet, usually Venus, seen just before sunrise during the time that the planet is west of the sunAlso called: daystar Compare evening star
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