Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the form of a small star.
  • adj. Bespangled with small stars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the shape or appearance of little stars; radiated.
  • adj. Marked with star-like spots of colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape or appearance of little stars; radiated.
  • adj. Marked with starlike spots of color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Finely or numerously stellated, as if spangled with little stars; stelliferous, as the surface of a coral; shaped like a little star; resembling little stars; small and stelliform in figure or appearance.

Etymologies

From Late Latin stēllula, diminutive of Latin stēlla, star; see stellar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin stellula, diminutive of stella a star. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not without a painful emotion of impending danger, as I watched the stellular reflections dancing in the rushing river, did I wander on in the wake of a group of pack-ponies, and took my turn in being assisted over the broken chasms by the muleteers.

    Across China on Foot

  • The breeze freshened, after the sun went down, ... there were stars in the night besides those known to astronomers; the stellular fire-flies gemmed the black shadows with a fluctuating brilliancy; they circled in and out of the porch, and touched the leaves above

    Southern Literature From 1579-1895 A comprehensive review, with copious extracts and criticisms for the use of schools and the general reader

  • They separated after a time, and only here and there an isolated stellular light illumined the snow, and conjured white mystic circles into the wide spaces of the darkness.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove 1895

  • Upward, always upward, his eyes on that radiant stellular coronal, as it shone white and splendid in the snowy night.

    The Christmas Miracle 1911

  • There were stars in the night besides those known to astronomers: the stellular fireflies gemmed the black shadows with a fluctuating brilliancy; they circled in and out of the porch, and touched the leaves above Clarsie's head with quivering points of light.

    In the Tennessee mountains,

  • Corallum beautifully stellular, formed by 30-35 slightly spirally-curving or regular radiating lamellae, which meet in a central point or overlap on a latitudinal axial line, and are divided by rectangular or outwardly convex and upwardly oblique dissepiments, which become, occasionally, indistinct or obsolete near the centre, thus not assuming the usual characteristic of Cyathophyllum, but rather one of Strombodes.

    Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia : from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845

  • a light cast its broken image among the ripples, as it shone for an instant through the bosky laurel, white, stellular, splendid -- only a tallow dip suddenly placed in the window of a log-cabin, and as suddenly withdrawn.

    His "Day In Court" 1895

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