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1. Any of several small plants of the genus Trientalis, especially the North American species T. borealis, having white starlike flowers.
2. Any of several plants having starlike flowers.
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(Plants) any of several plants with starlike flowers, esp the star-of-Bethlehem
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any of several plants having starlike flowers, as the star-of-Bethlehem or any plant belonging to the genus Trientalis of the primrose family.
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|Noun||1.||starflower - common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States|
star-of-Bethlehem - any of several perennial plants of the genus Ornithogalum native to the Mediterranean and having star-shaped flowers
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