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Definition of Cushion star

Cushion star
Cushion Cush"ion (k??sh"?n), n. [OE. cuischun, quisshen, OF. coissin, cuissin, F. coussin, fr. (assumed) LL. culcitinum, dim. of L. culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. See Quilt, and cf. Counterpoint a coverlet.] 1. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad. Two cushions stuffed with straw, the seat to raise. --Dryden. 2. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use; as: (a) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf; (b) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston; (c) the elastic edge of a billiard table. 3. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance. --Halliwell. Cushion capital.(Arch.) A capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature. (b) A name given to a form of capital, much used in the Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces. Cushion star (Zo["o]l.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to Goniaster, Astrogonium, and other allied genera; -- so called from its form.

Meaning of Cushion star from wikipedia

- device is also known as a ****ing bag, pooting cushion, windy blaster, and Razzberry Cushion. The whoopee cushion has reportedly been used since ancient times...
- Three-cushion billiards (sometimes called three-cushion carom, three-cushion, three-cushions, three-rail, rails, and the angle game, and often spelled...
- Stegnaster inflatus, or the New Zealand cushion star, is a sea star of the family Asterinidae, endemic to New Zealand. Miller M & Batt G, Reef and Beach...
- Culcita novaeguineae (common name, cushion star) is a species of starfish. It has short arms and an inflated appearance and resembles a pentagonal pincushion...
- Pentaceraster ****ingi, sometimes known as the Panamic cushion star, Cortez starfish or ****by star (a name also used for other species), is a species of...
- Culcita is a genus of cushion stars. They are found in tropical waters. Some are kept in home aquariums. These are very particular stars, plump and pillow-shaped...
- Culcita coriacea, commonly known as the Arabian cushion star, is a species of pin-cushion star. Culcita coriacea is a roughly pentagonal starfish with...
- Oreaster reticulatus, commonly known as the red cushion sea star or the West Indian sea star, is a species of marine invertebrate, a starfish in the family...
- Culcita schmideliana, commonly known as the spiny cushion star, is a species of pin-cushion star. It has a variety of base colors and often patches of...
- beryllium. A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism; red stones are known as "star rubies". Star sapphires...
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