from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several North American perennial herbs of the genus Dodecatheon, having nodding flowers with reflexed petals.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
falling-star. See star.
- noun The American cowslip. Dodecatheon Meadia: so called from the bright nodding flowers, which, from the lobes of the corolla being reflexed, present an appearance of rapid motion.
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- noun A
meteor, especially a streakof light in the night sky, caused by a meteoroidburning up as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
- noun Any of several wild
flowering plantsin the genusDodecatheon, mostly found in Western North America.
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- 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
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