Venus's flower basket


noun
  1. a glass sponge of the genus Euplectella, inhabiting deep waters off the Philippines and Japan, having a cylindrical skeleton formed of an intricate latticework of siliceous spicules.

Origin of Venus's flower basket

1
First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for Venus's flower basket

Venus's flower basket

noun
  1. any of several deep-sea sponges of the genus Euplectella, esp E. aspergillum, having a skeleton composed of interwoven glassy six-rayed spicules

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