Definitions for STARFISHˈstɑrˌfɪʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Ref: Also called sea star.
Origin of starfish:
starfish, sea star(noun)
echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
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.
an anus. See also chocolate starfish.
Origin: star + fish
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
the dollar fish, or butterfish
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Echinoderms having bodies of usually five radially disposed arms coalescing at the center.
Translations for STARFISH
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.
- نَجْم البَحْر، قِنْديل البَحْرArabic
- морска звездаBulgarian
- estrela do marPortuguese (BR)
- der SeesternGerman
- ستاره درياييFarsi
- étoile de merFrench
- morska zvijezdaCroatian
- tengeri csillagHungarian
- bintang lautIndonesian
- stella di mareItalian
- jūrų žvaigždėLithuanian
- tapak sulaimanMalay
- estrela do marPortuguese
- stea de mareRomanian
- морская звездаRussian
- morska zvezdaSlovenian
- morska zvezdaSerbian
- deniz yıldızıTurkish
- 海星(魚)Chinese (Trad.)
- морська зіркаUkrainian
- ستارپ ،مچھلیUrdu
- sao biểnVietnamese
- 海星（鱼）Chinese (Simp.)
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