sun star


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sunstar

/ (ˈsʌnˌstɑː) /


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