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 […]
baskets collectively; basketwork. the art or process of making baskets. Historical Examples The Norms are going to start a class in basketry; who wants to join? The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong Lillian Garis Hats, usually of basketry, were worn by many Pacific coast tribes. The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence basketry […]