shooting star

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shooting star (meteor)
shooting star (Dodecatheon clevelandii)

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shooting star (plural shooting stars)

  1. A meteor, especially a streak of light in the night sky, caused by a meteoroid burning up as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
    Synonyms: falling star, faxed star (rare), meteor
  2. (botany) Any of several wild flowering plants in the genus Dodecatheon, mostly found in Western North America.
    Synonym: shootingstar

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