Venus's flower-basket


Ve·​nus's flow·​er-bas·​ket ˈvē-nə-səz- How to pronounce Venus's flower-basket (audio)
: any of several glass sponges (genus Euplectella) of the western Pacific and Indian oceans

called also Venus flower basket

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Venus's flower-basket was in 1872

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“Venus's flower-basket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Venus's flower-basket

variants or Venus flower basket
: a tube-shaped sponge with a delicate glassy silica-containing skeleton
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