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 for Asteroid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Asteroid \As"ter*oid\, n. [Gr. ? starlike, starry; 'asth`r star
     + e'i^dos form: cf. F. ast['e]ro["i]de. See Aster.]
     A starlike body; esp. one of the numerous small planets whose
     orbits lie between those of Mars and Jupiter; -- called also
     planetoids and minor planets.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: shaped like a star [syn: asteroid, star-shaped]
      n 1: any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and
           metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits
           of Mars and Jupiter)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "asteroid":
     Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus,
     Venus, asteroids, aurora particles, blackout, cosmic particles,
     cosmic ray bombardment, inferior planet, intergalactic matter,
     major planet, meteor dust impacts, meteors, minor planet, planet,
     planetoid, radiation, secondary planet, solar system,
     space bullets, superior planet, terrestrial planet, the bends,
     wanderer, weightlessness

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