sun star


noun

any starfish of the genus Solaster, inhabiting cold and temperate waters off both U.S. coasts.

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Origin of sun star

First recorded in 1835–45
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  • Another relative is the Sun-star, which has twelve or fifteen rays, and often grows to a very large size.

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  • Whilst my attention was concentrated on our planet, the Sun-star became eclipsed before my eyes.

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