from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A starfish of many rays, as the British Crossaster papposus. See Helisater, and cuts under Brisinga and Solaster.


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  • I have no idea whether Tolkien was thinking of celandines when he invented elanor, the 'sun-star', but was there ever a flower that suited the name better?

    Harbingers of spring

  • I've always thought of celandines as one of the candidates for Tolkien's elanor, the "sun-star" the little yellow flowers growing in Lothlorien.

    Spring flowers

  • The sun-star in the display's center was a three-dimensional orange globe.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The flowering sun-star, Rex-Kaliph, climbed rapidly over the planet's limb-a harsh, glaring blossom of light.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • R-K Two, the home planet of the belligerent aliens, spun in its orbit on the far side of the system, and Rex-Kaliph, the blazing yellow sun-star, masked the fleet's approach to R-K Three.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The sun-star peeked from its shroud of high stratus and was quickly masked by swollen cumulus barreling overhead.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The sun-star erupted with solar flare activity during the planet Kon 's approach to orbital perigee.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The sun-star exhibited a golden halo of ice crystals, portent of change.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • She piloted the lander between the sun-star and the corvette to get maximum contrast on Quinn's spacesuit.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The EPL broke from the stark blackness of the corvette's solar lee and into the brightness of the sun-star.

    Genellan- Planetfall


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