Definition of starburst
: something (such as a pattern) that resembles diverging rays of light starbursts of color
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Biscuitroot, with its distinctive starburst of yellow flowers, last seen on Table Rock and other sites near Boise in the spring, is in bloom in Idaho’s high country.
Microsaur scales frequently have thickened posterior margins and possess striations or starburst or net-like ornament.
If Skittles and Starbursts just don’t pack enough punch for your taste, Mars Inc. has a treat for you.
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Definition of starburst for English Language Learners
: something (such as a pattern) that looks like rays of light spreading out from a center
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