basket fish

noun
any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
Syn: ↑basket star
Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm
Hyponyms: ↑Astrophyton muricatum
Member Holonyms: ↑Euryalida, ↑subclass Euryalida

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noun

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  • Basket fish — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basket fish. — See basket star. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • basket fish. — See basket star. [1745 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basket — Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow. Dyer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket hilt — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket work — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket worm — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket-hilted — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basket star — n. any of a family (Gorgonocephalidae) of brittle stars with many tangled, rootlike arms: also called basket fish …   English World dictionary

  • basket star — any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, esp. of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms. Also called basket fish. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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