Definition of Starfish

1. Noun. Echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk.

Exact synonyms: Sea Star
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm
Group relationships: Asteroidea, Class Asteroidea

Definition of Starfish

1. n. Any one of numerous species of echinoderms belonging to the class Asterioidea, in which the body is star-shaped and usually has five rays, though the number of rays varies from five to forty or more. The rays are often long, but are sometimes so short as to appear only as angles to the disklike body. Called also sea star, five-finger, and stellerid.

Definition of Starfish

1. Noun. Any of various asteroids or other echinoderms (not in fact fish) with usually five arms, many of which eat bivalves or corals by everting their stomach. ¹

2. Noun. (vulgar slang usually in translations of Japanese pornography) an anus. See also chocolate starfish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Starfish

1. a star-shaped marine animal [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starfish

staredowns
staree
starees
starer
starers
stares
stares down
starets
staretses
staretz
staretzes
starey
starfaring
starfield
starfields
starfish flower
starfishes
starfishlike
starflower
starflowers
starforming
starfruit
starfruits
stargate
stargates
stargaze

Literary usage of Starfish

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1. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"A simple type of centralization is seen in the starfish. ... Each arm of the starfish is supplied with a series of nerve cells indicated by the lines ..."

2. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"A simple type of centralization is seen in the starfish. Figure 5 shows the general outline of ... Outline of a starfish and nervous system of the same. ..."

3. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"A simple type of centralization is seen in the starfish. ... Each arm of the starfish is supplied with a series of nerve cells indicated by the lines ..."

4. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"A simple type of centralization is seen in the starfish. ... Each arm of the starfish is supplied with a series of nerve cells indicated by the lines ..."

5. Artificial Parthenogenesis and Fertilization by Jacques Loeb (1913)
"XXV ARTIFICIAL PARTHENOGENESIS IN THE EGGS OF THE starfish 1. The experiments on artificial parthenogenesis in starfish differ in an essential point from ..."

6. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Blastoids, starfish (Fig. 402), Brittle Stars, and Sea Urchins lived in this period, but as they were rare they will be discussed in later chapters. ..."

7. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"110, B, ab) , and the curious spectacle is soon beheld of the form of the young starfish growing within and absorbing the materials of which the ..."

8. Elements of Biology: A Practical Text-book Correlating Botany, Zoology, and by George William Hunter (1907)
"THE starfish AND ITS ALLIES Structure of a starfish.i — A glance at the body of a starfish shows us that the name is rightly given. ..."

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