basket star

noun

: any of various brittle stars with slender complexly branched interlacing arms

Examples of basket star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's no escape from a basket star. Discover Magazine, 7 July 2010

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'basket star.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basket star was circa 1902

Dictionary Entries Near basket star

Cite this Entry

“Basket star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20star. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on basket star

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!