Meaning of “starfish” in the English Dictionary

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"starfish" in British English

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starfishnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɑː.fɪʃ/ us /ˈstɑːr.fɪʃ/ plural starfish or starfishes


  • Another problem for coral is an interesting kind of starfish.
  • That starfish looks like a red star.
  • There are sometimes too many of these starfish.

(Definition of “starfish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"starfish" in American English

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starfishnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɑr·fɪʃ/ plural starfish

a sea animal with five pointed parts growing out from around a circular body

(Definition of “starfish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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