Pisaster

noun
Pi·​sas·​ter | \ pə̇ˈsastə(r) \

Definition of Pisaster

: a genus of large shallow-water typically 5-rayed starfishes (family Asteriidae) including the common purple or orange starfish (P. ochraceus) of the Pacific coast of North America

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History and Etymology for Pisaster

New Latin, from Latin piscis fish + New Latin -aster (star)

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“Pisaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pisaster. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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