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From Late Latin astraeus or similar, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr, star).


astraean (not comparable)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) Relating to the genus Astraea or the family Astraeidae.


astraean (plural astraeans)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) A coral of the family Astraeidae; a star coral.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for astraean in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)