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noun
Also called American cowslip, prairie pointer. any of several North American plants of the genus Dodecatheon, especially D. meadia, having pink or white flowers with reflexed petals and stamens forming a pointed beak.
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Origin of shooting star

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for shooting star

shooting star

noun
an informal name for meteor
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Scientific definitions for shooting star

shooting star
[ shōōtĭng ]

See meteor.
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