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1. See meteor.
2. Any of several North American perennial herbs of the genus Dodecatheon, having nodding flowers with reflexed petals.
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(Astronomy) an informal name for meteor
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2. any North American plant of the genus Dodecatheon, of the primrose family, esp. D.meadia, having pink or white flowers.
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|Noun||1.||shooting star - a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode|
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
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