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shooting star

meteor (def 1b).
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 of shooting star
1585-95 Unabridged
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  • Also called a shooting star or falling star methane: noun: chemical compound that is the basic ingredient of natural gas.
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shooting star

an informal name for meteor
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shooting star
See meteor.
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