Definition of sunstar in English:


Syllabification: sun·star
Pronunciation: /ˈsənˌstär


  • A widely distributed starfish with a large number of arms.
    • Genus Solaster, class Asteroidea
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    • Cuckoo wrasse are also common, and soft corals and red sunstars add some colour to the rusty steel.
    • Behind this woven blanket lay a wall packed with life - large sunstars with dozens of arms, crinoids, sea cucumbers and basketstars, small as your palm in purple and neon orange.
    • Large sunstars decorated the rock and I noted many types of starfish, including cushionstars, spiny starfish and blood henries.

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