from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a star, having points, or rays radiating from a center.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a star; pointed or radiated, like the emblem of a star.
- adj. Starlike; having similar parts radiating from a common center.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Star-like in form; star-shaped; arranged in the form of a conventional star; radiating from a common center like the rays or points of a star: as, stellate leaves; the stellate groups of natrolite crystals.
- n. A stellate microsclere, or flesh-spicule in the form of a star.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center
Latin stēllātus, from stēlla, star; see ster-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stellātus, from stella ("star"). (Wiktionary)