Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See astrean.—2. Pertaining to or resembling the genus Astræa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the genus Astræa or the family Astræidæ.

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  • adjective zoology Relating to the genus Astraea or the family Astraeidae.
  • noun zoology A coral of the family Astraeidae; a star coral.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἀστήρ ("star") via Late Latin astraeus or similar.

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