Meaning of shooting star

shoot'ing star'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. meteor (def. 1b).
  2. Also calledany of several North American plants of the genus Dodecatheon, esp. D. meadia, having pink or white flowers with reflexed petals and stamens forming a pointed beak.
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