Definition of starfish
: 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 (such as oysters) —called also sea star
Recent Examples of starfish from the Web
The aquarium is open with free parking until 4 p.m. Included is a starfish kids' craft and a red-white-and-blue scavenger hunt.
Most of the Gulf is a barren desert, empty sand and little else but jellyfish and starfish.
Her Resort 2018 collection, which will be available for pre-order on Moda Operandi from July 15, marks the label‘s official launch, with dreamy dresses and separates inspired by Brittle starfish.
Kyla Pokorny's favorite color – with starfish and dragonfly decorations atop.
Along with sea urchins and starfish, sea cucumbers belong to a group called echinoderms.
The physicist, Manu Prakash, was captivated by the patterns in seawater made as starfish larvae swam about.
Sea cucumbers, which are shaped like cucumbers with small feet and measure up to six feet (1.8 meters), are echinoderms, a family that includes starfish and sea urchin.
The Sea Islands necklace, for example, features starfish, a dolphin and lighthouse charms.
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First Known Use of starfish
STARFISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of starfish for English Language Learners
: a sea animal that has five arms and that looks like a star
STARFISH Defined for Kids
Definition of starfish for Students
: a sea animal that usually has five arms that spread out from a central disk and feeds mostly on mollusks
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