basket star

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. basket fish,
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  4. basket maker,
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  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.

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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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