noun (plural same or starfishes)
A marine echinoderm (invertebrate) 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 molluscs.
- Class Asteroidea
More 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.
More definitions of starfishDefinition of starfish in:
- The US English dictionary