basket fish


noun

Origin of basket fish

First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for basket fish

  • And so it remains to this day as the Governor of Connecticut first christened it, the Basket-fish.

    Seaside Studies in Natural History|Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
  • This very singular ophiuran is commonly called the basket-fish, from its resemblance to a basket when the tentacles are rolled up.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold