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star·fish

 (stär′fĭsh′)
n. pl. starfish or star·fish·es
Any of various marine echinoderms of the class Asteroidea, characteristically having a thick, often spiny body with five arms extending from a central disk. Also called asteroid, sea star.

starfish

(ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, such as Asterias rubens, typically having a flattened body covered with a flexible test and five arms radiating from a central disc

star•fish

(ˈstɑrˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having a radial body, usu. in the form of a star, with five or more arms radiating from a central disk.
Also called sea star.
[1530–40]

star·fish

(stär′fĭsh′)
Any of various invertebrate sea animals having a star-shaped body usually with five arms. The arms have rows of little suckers on the undersides, called tube feet, with which the animal moves around and grasps prey. Starfish are echinoderms, related to the sea urchins.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.starfish - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central diskstarfish - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
echinoderm - marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
Translations
نَجْم البَحْر، قِنْديل البَحْر
hvězdice
søstjerne
meritähti
tengeri csillag
krossfiskursæstjarna
ヒトデ
불가사리
jūrų žvaigždė
hviezdica
sjöstjärna
deniz yıldızıdenizyıldızı

starfish

[ˈstɑːfɪʃ] N (starfish (starfishes (pl))) → estrella f de mar

starfish

[ˈstɑːrfɪʃ] nétoile f de merstar-gazer stargazer [ˈstɑːrgeɪzər] n (= astronomer, astrologer) → astronome mfstar-gazing stargazing [ˈstɑːrgeɪzɪŋ] n (= astronomy, astrology) → astronomie f

starfish

[ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ] nstella di mare

star

(staː) noun
1. the fixed bodies in the sky, which are really distant suns. The Sun is a star, and the Earth is one of its planets.
2. any of the bodies in the sky appearing as points of light. The sky was full of stars.
3. an object, shape or figure with a number of pointed rays, usually five or six, often used as a means of marking quality etc. The teacher stuck a gold star on the child's neat exercise book; a four-star hotel.
4. a leading actor or actress or other well-known performer eg in sport etc. a film/television star; a football star; (also adjective) She has had many star rôles in films.
verbpast tense, past participle starred
1. to play a leading role in a play, film etc. She has starred in two recent films.
2. (of a film etc) to have (a certain actor etc) as its leading performer. The film starred Elvis Presley.
ˈstardom noun
the state of being a famous performer. to achieve stardom.
ˈstarry adjective
full of or shining like stars. a starry night; starry eyes.
ˈstarfish noun
a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.

ˈstarfruit

a juicy, yellow, oblong, tropical fruit, which, when cut across, is start-shaped.
ˈstarlight noun
the light from the stars.
ˈstarlit adjective
bright with stars. a starlit night.
star turn
the most successful or spectacular performance or item (in a show etc). The acrobats were the star turn of the evening.
see stars
to see flashes of light as a result of a hard blow on the head.
thank one's lucky stars
to be grateful for one's good luck.
References in classic literature ?
We strolled a long way, and loaded ourselves with things that we thought curious, and put some stranded starfish carefully back into the water - I hardly know enough of the race at this moment to be quite certain whether they had reason to feel obliged to us for doing so, or the reverse - and then made our way home to Mr.
Then there were little kingfishers and starfish studding the soil.
Plants do not feel pain, nor the lower animals; it's possible that such animals as the starfish and crayfish do not feel pain at all.
Some of the seabeasts would really be very pretty like lampshades; the blue sea-snail that glitters all over like starlight; and some of the red starfish really shine like red stars.
His huge shoulder heaved and he sent an iron fist smash into Magnus's bland Mongolian visage, laying him on the lawn as flat as a starfish.
And with that sickening sound came the loudest clap of thunder yet, and a great white glare that showed us our enemy's body far below, with one white hand spread like a starfish, but the head of him mercifully twisted underneath.
They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it.
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It feeds on other molluscs and starfish, including the crown-of-thorns starfish.
A single injection method, which has so far been restricted to divers in the Australian Government's crown-of-thorns starfish control program, is being made available to operators and groups that have a legal permit to lethally inject the coral-eating predator.
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