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prairie pointer

noun
1.
shooting star (def 2).

shooting star

noun
1.
meteor (def 1b).
2.
Also called American cowslip, prairie pointer. any of several North American plants of the genus Dodecatheon, especially D. meadia, having pink or white flowers with reflexed petals and stamens forming a pointed beak.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie-pointer

shooting star

noun
1.
an informal name for meteor
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prairie-pointer in Science
shooting star
  (sh'tĭng)   
See meteor.
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