basket star
noun Date: circa 1902 any of various brittle stars with slender complexly branched interlacing arms

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • basket star — n. any of a family (Gorgonocephalidae) of brittle stars with many tangled, rootlike arms: also called basket fish …   English World dictionary

  • Basket star — Taxobox name = Phrynophiurida image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Echinodermata classis = Ophiuroidea ordo = Phrynophiurida subordo = Euryalina subordo authority = Lamarck, 1816 subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Asteronychidae …   Wikipedia

  • basket star — bas′ket star n. ivt brittle star • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • basket star — any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, esp. of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms. Also called basket fish. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • basket star — noun any starfish like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc • Syn: ↑basket fish • Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm • Hyponyms: ↑Astrophyton muricatum …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket fish — noun any starfish like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc • Syn: ↑basket star • Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm • Hyponyms: ↑Astrophyton muricatum …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket fish. — See basket star. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • basket fish. — See basket star. [1745 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basket-ball En France — Basket ball en France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Basket-ball en france — Basket ball en France …   Wikipédia en Français

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