Venus flower basket
noun see Venus's flower-basket

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  • Venus' Flower Basket — Taxobox name = Venus Flower Basket image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Porifera classis = Hexactenellida familia = Euplectellidae genus = Euplectella species = E. aspergillum binomial = Euplectella aspergillum binomial authority = Owen …   Wikipedia

  • Venus's basket — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venus's-basket — ˈvēnəs(ə̇z)ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural venus s baskets) Usage: usually capitalized V : venus s flower basket …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus's flower-basket — noun Date: 1872 any of several glass sponges (genus Euplectella) of the western Pacific and Indian oceans called also Venus flower basket …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Venus's flower basket — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus's flower basket — 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. [1870 75] * * * ▪ sponge       any of several sponges of the… …   Universalium

  • Venus's flower-basket — Euplectella Eu plec*tel la, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? well plaited; e y^ well + ? plaited.] (Zo[ o]l) A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; called also {Venus s flower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venus's-flower-basket — noun (plural venus s flower baskets) Usage: usually capitalized V : a delicate tubular or cornucopia shaped hexactinellid sponge (genus Euplectella) native to the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia and having a skeleton of glassy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus's flower basket — noun a deep sea sponge of the genus Euplectella, having an intricate skeleton of siliceous spicules …   Australian English dictionary

  • Venus's flower basket — noun a deep water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticework; found in the waters of the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia • Hypernyms: ↑glass sponge • Member Holonyms: ↑Euplectella, ↑genus Euplectella …   Useful english dictionary

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