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

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 25 Sep. 2022.

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