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basket fish

  1. basket star.
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Origin of basket fish

First recorded in 1745–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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