Definition of Basket star

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 Fish
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm
Group relationships: Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Specialized synonyms: Astrophyton Muricatum

Definition of Basket star

1. Noun. Any of a suborder of brittle stars, mostly with many-branched arms, that live in deep-sea habitats. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basket Star

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basket ash
basket case
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basket fern
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basket house
basket oak
basket rummy
basket spikemoss
basket star (current term)
basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work
basketball backboard
basketball clinic
basketball coach
basketball court
basketball courts
basketball equipment

Literary usage of Basket star

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1. The Provincetown Book by Nancy W Paine Smith (1922)
"The name "Basket-star" was given by John Winthrop, Governor of Connecticut, who sent one to London in 1670. One of its modes of feeding is to raise itself ..."

2. Household Elegancies: Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations by Henry T. Williams, C. S. Jones (1877)
"This flower will be found pretty for training around the handle, and over the edge of the basket. STAR-FLOWER. This is another spring beauty; its long, ..."

3. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"Fisherman's basket, star fish, XII. 644, 1 b. Fishery question, between the British government and the United States, I. 89, ..."

4. Zoology: Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"In some ophiuroids the arms are branched as in the common basket star, whose arms are many times branched, and become so inrolled as to give the name ..."

5. Elements of Biology: A Practical Text-book Correlating Botany, Zoology, and by George William Hunter (1907)
"Another deep-sea form is the basket star, a much-branched, five-armed form. Others are the brittle stars, so called from their habit of easting off their ..."

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