Definition of starfish in English:


Syllabification: star·fish
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
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    • 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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