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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.
shooting star
an informal name for meteor
shooting star
See meteor.


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