basket fish definition

  • noun:
    • See basket-star.
    • an ophiuran of the genus Astrophyton, having the arms much branched. See Astrophyton.
    • A kind of Medusa's-head or ophiurian, Astrophyton agassizi; a euryalean sand-star of the family members Astrophytidæ, found on the coastline of New The united kingdomt: so named by Governor John Winthrop of Connecticut, about 1670.
    • any starfish-like animal regarding the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc

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