A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

ÉTOILE DE MER

[noun]

French: starfish; any of various marine echinoderms of the class Asteroidea, characteristically having a thick, often spiny body with five arms extending from a central disk. Also called asteroid, sea star.

Etymologyétoile (from Old French and Middle French estoile, from Latin stēlla, “star”) + de mer (“the sea”)

[Eiko Jones]

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