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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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British Dictionary definitions for sun star

sunstar
/ (ˈsʌnˌstɑː) /

noun

any starfish of the genus Solaster, having up to 13 arms radiating from a central disc
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