Definition of starfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstärˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or starfishes)

A marine echinoderm with five or more radiating arms. The undersides of the arms bear tube feet for locomotion and, in predatory species, for opening the shells of mollusks.
  • Class Asteroidea.
Example sentences
  • Scattered on the cloth are pinecones and seashells, a sand dollar, a starfish, a sea urchin.
  • Echinoderms include the sea urchins and starfish.
  • Thus far there are no serious signs of predation by crabs or starfish.

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Syllabification: star·fish

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