Definition of sea star in English:

sea star


  • A starfish.

    ‘The mouth leads to the cardiac stomach, which is what the sea star everts to digest its prey.’
    • ‘The sea star eats other shellfish and can possibly ruin the marine life in Inverloch if these creatures take over.’
    • ‘The sea star is perfectly symmetrical, the jelly fish, symmetrical with respect to rotation.’
    • ‘During this three-year study interval, peak sea star body temperatures likely reached or exceeded 24 deg C on only 9 dates.’
    • ‘The whale's prey includes squid, cuttlefish, herring, and sea stars, or starfish.’
    • ‘Predators include sea stars, fish, gastropods, and crustaceans as well as humans.’


sea star

/sē stär/ /si stɑr/