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basket star

noun
1.
any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, especially of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms.
Also called basket fish.
Origin of basket star
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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basket-star

noun
1.
any of several echinoderms of the genus Gorgonocephalus, in which long slender arms radiate from a central disc: order Ophiuroidea (brittle-stars)
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