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English adjective: asteroid

1. asteroid shaped like a star


Similarangular, angulate


English noun: asteroid

1. asteroid (object) any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)

Broader (hypernym)minor planet, planetoid

Narrower (hyponym)Chiron

Instance hyponymApollo asteroid, Ceres, Pallas, Vesta

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