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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shoot′ing star′(n.)

  1. Category: Astronomy

    Ref: meteor (def. 1b). 1 1 2

  2. any North American plant of the genus Dodecatheon, of the primrose family, esp. D.meadia, having pink or white flowers.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meteor, shooting star(noun)

    a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode


  1. shooting star(Noun)

    A meteor, especially a streak of light in the night sky, caused by a meteoroid burning up as it enters the Earthu2019s atmosphere.

  2. shooting star(Noun)

    Any of several wild flowering plants in the genus Dodecatheon, mostly found in Western North America.


  1. Shooting Star

    Shooting Star is a rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band formed in the late 1970s. After gaining popularity in the Kansas City area, Shooting Star became the first American group to sign with Virgin Records. They recorded their 1979 debut album in England with producer Gus Dudgeon, best known for his work with Elton John and David Bowie. The band gained national exposure when a number of songs garnered moderate air-play on album-oriented rock radio stations in the US. The initial lineup was: Van McLain on guitar and vocals; Charles Waltz on violin, keyboards and vocals; Bill Guffey on keyboards; Gary West on guitar and vocals; Ron Verlin on bass, and Steve Thomas on drums.


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