basket star


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

Nearby words

  1. basket fish,
  2. basket flower,
  3. basket hilt,
  4. basket maker,
  5. basket makers,
  6. basket weave,
  7. basket-handle arch,
  8. basket-of-gold,
  9. basket-star,
  10. basketball

Origin of basket star

First recorded in 1920–25

Also called basket fish. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019