Definition of starrigan in English:

starrigan

Pronunciation /ˈstarɪɡ(ə)n/

noun

Canadian
  • A young, stunted, or decayed evergreen tree (chiefly fir), often cut for firewood; a stick, branch, or stump of this.

Origin

Late 19th century. Apparently from Irish starragán small projection, obstacle, obstruction from starr projection, stump (of unknown origin) + an element of uncertain origin (probably a suffix) + -án, suffix forming diminutives.