-aster

I.
a suffix used to form nouns denoting something that imperfectly resembles or merely apes the true thing, or an inferior or petty instance of something, as in poetaster, oleaster.

{Latin}
II.
Chiefly Biology

a suffix meaning `star'.
{representing Greek astēr}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.