Venus's flower basket


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Venus flower basket

or Ve·nus' flower basket  (vē′nəs, vē′nə-sĭz) also Ve·nus's flower basket (-nə-sĭz)
n.
Any of several sponges of the genus Euplectella, living in deep marine waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans and having a cylindrical skeleton of glassy intricate latticework.
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Venus's flower basket

n
(Animals) any of several deep-sea sponges of the genus Euplectella, esp E. aspergillum, having a skeleton composed of interwoven glassy six-rayed spicules
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Noun1.Venus's flower basket - a deep-water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticeworkVenus's flower basket - a deep-water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticework; found in the waters of the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia
glass sponge - a siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae
Euplectella, genus Euplectella - a genus of Hyalospongiae
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