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sun star

any starfish of the genus Solaster, inhabiting cold and temperate waters off both U.S. coasts.
Origin of sun star
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Another relative is the sun-star, which has twelve or fifteen rays, and often grows to a very large size.

    How Sammy Went to Coral-Land Emily Paret Atwater
  • Whilst my attention was concentrated on our planet, the sun-star became eclipsed before my eyes.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion

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