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shoot·ing star1 • n. a small, rapidly moving meteor burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere. shoot·ing star2 • n. a North American plant (genus Dodecatheon) of the primrose family, with white, pink, or purple hanging flowers with backward curving petals. The flowers are carried above the leaves on slender stems and turn to face up following fertilization.

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shooting star (in astronomy)

shooting star, in astronomy: see meteor.

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shooting star (in botany)

shooting star, in botany: see primrose.

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