Definition of "starfish" [star•fish]

  • Any of various marine echinoderms of the class Asteroidea, characteristically having a thick, often spiny body with five arms extending from a central disk. Also called asteroid, sea star. (noun)

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Use "starfish" in a sentence
  • "Apparently, if your starfish is a little too brown for your liking, you can make it more skin-colored."
  • "Also the starfish is named Frankenlolly and the Clam is named Glenda."
  • "That's possible because the starfish is a completely decentralized organism."