a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.
- Basket star
any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, especially of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms.
- Basket weave
a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together in a checkered pattern resembling that of a woven basket. Historical Examples Now drawing the weaver tightly and pushing spokes inward toward center of basket weave twelve rows of single weaving. Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill A close twill weave is often more durable than […]
objects, textiles, etc., made or woven in the manner of a basket; basketry; wickerwork; interwoven work. Historical Examples A basketwork boat covered with skin and caulked was used in Egypt and Sumeria from the beginnings of our knowledge. A Short History of the World H. G. Wells This gives to the organ the appearance of […]
a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket. any considerable quantity: a basketful of surprises. Historical Examples And every spring I gether a basketful o’ these pink roses and lay ’em on her grave over yonder in the old buryin’-ground. Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall Bring in a […]