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evening star

noun
1.
a bright planet seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset, especially Venus.
2.
any planet that rises before midnight.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35
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  • The sun sank into grey clouds, the sky flushed and darkened, the evening star trembled into sight.
British Dictionary definitions for evening star

evening star

noun
1.
a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sun Compare morning star
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