basket star

noun

Definition of basket star

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

First Known Use of basket star

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basket star was circa 1902

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“Basket star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20star. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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