- any starfish of the genus Solaster, inhabiting cold and temperate waters off both U.S. coasts.
Origin of sun star
First recorded in 1835–45
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of sun star
Another relative is the Sun-star, which has twelve or fifteen rays, and often grows to a very large size.
Whilst my attention was concentrated on our planet, the Sun-star became eclipsed before my eyes.