basket star

basket star

noun
any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, especially of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms.
Also called basket fish.


Origin:
1920–25

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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 
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