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noun

any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, especially of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms.

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Also called basket fish.

Origin of basket star

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for basket star

basket-star

noun

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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