Etymology
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stardust (n.)

also star-dust, 1836 in reference to irresolvable nebulas among star-fields in telescopic views; 1868 as "meteoric dust," from star (n.) + dust (n.).

updated on November 26, 2013

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Definitions of stardust from WordNet

stardust (n.)
a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality;
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