star|fish

star|fish
star|fish «STAHR FIHSH», noun, plural -fish|es or (collectively) -fish.
any one of a group of star-shaped sea animals with flattened bodies; asteroid. Starfish consist of five or more arms or rays radiating from a central disk, with a mouth under this disk and rows of tubular walking feet. The rays are sometimes very short or altogether absent. Starfish are not fish. They belong to a group of animals called echinoderms. Starfish feed on organic matter; some are carnivorous and do great damage to oyster beds.

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