Definition of Basket fish

1. Noun. Any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc.

Exact synonyms: Basket Star
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm
Group relationships: Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Specialized synonyms: Astrophyton Muricatum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basket Fish

basivertebral vein
basket-handle arch
basket ash
basket case
basket cases
basket cell
basket fern
basket fish (current term)
basket flower
basket hilt
basket house
basket oak
basket rummy
basket spikemoss
basket star
basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work

Literary usage of Basket fish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Provincetown Book by Nancy W Paine Smith (1922)
"One of its modes of feeding is to raise itself and rest on the tips of its many arms, like an inverted basket, whence the name "Basket-fish," and little ..."

2. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"The central disk is more distinct in the basket-fish than in the starfish. The five arms, instead of being single, divide and redivide many times. ..."

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