evening star

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From evening + star. Cf. Old English ǣfensteorra.

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evening star (plural evening stars)

  1. (astronomy, with definite article) The planet Venus as seen in the western sky in the evening.
    Synonym: Hesperus
    Antonyms: morning star, Phosphorus
    We now know that the evening star is the morning star – that is, Hesperus is Phosphorus.
  2. (with indefinite article) Any star seen in the evening, especially the planets Mercury and Jupiter.
    Synonym: (planet Mercury) Hermes
    Antonyms: morning star, Apollo
  3. An evening primrose (Oenothera biennis).
    Oenothera biennis
  4. Mentzelia pumila (dwarf mentzelia) and other species of genus Mentzelia.

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