Definitions for STARFISHˈstɑrˌfɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

star•fishˈstɑrˌfɪʃ(n.)(pl.)-fish; -fish•es.

  1. any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having a radial body, usu. in the form of a star, with five or more arms radiating from a central disk.

    Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: Also called sea star.

Origin of starfish:

1530–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. starfish, sea star(noun)

    echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk

Wiktionary

  1. starfish(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.

  2. starfish(Noun)

    an anus. See also chocolate starfish.

  3. Origin: star + fish

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starfish(noun)

    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

  2. Starfish(noun)

    the dollar fish, or butterfish

Freebase

  1. Starfish

    The breakthrough 1988 album by The Church, Starfish, which went gold in America, has remained the band's most commercially successful release. The album sold 600,000 copies in the United States alone. The first single, "Under the Milky Way", charted well into the American Top 40, peaking at #24 and #2 on Mainstream Rock Tracks leading to significant exposure of the then relatively underground Australian act. In Australia "Under the Milky Way" climbed to Number 5, and Starfish reached Number 7 on the album charts, the band's positions ever in their home market.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Starfish

    Echinoderms having bodies of usually five radially disposed arms coalescing at the center.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

starfish(noun)

a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.

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