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starfish

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noun star·fish \ˈstär-ˌfish\

Simple Definition of starfish

  • : a sea animal that has five arms and that looks like a star

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of starfish

  1. :  any of a class (Asteroidea) of echinoderms that have a body of usually five arms radially arranged about a central disk and feed largely on mollusks (as oysters) —called also sea star


STARFISH Defined for Kids

starfish

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noun star·fish \ˈstär-ˌfish\

Definition of starfish for Students

  1. :  a sea animal that usually has five arms that spread out from a central disk and feeds mostly on mollusks





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