stardust

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star +‎ dust.

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stardust ‎(usually uncountable, plural stardusts)

  1. Particles of matter that fall from space down to Earth
  2. (figuratively) a powder with supposedly magic qualities
    My sister's eyes were full of stardust, and she'd spend hours lazily planning her future life when she would make her big break in the movies.
  3. (informal, dated, astronomy) A distant cluster of stars, resembling a cloud, the individual stars of which cannot be resolved.

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