A slender upright sponge with a filmy, latticelike skeleton.
- Genus Euplectella, class Hexactinellida.
- For Mr. Mau, the appeal of Venus's flower baskets goes beyond their beauty or their organic glass structure.
- Once again he examines the exquisite skeleton of the Venus's flower basket, though he's no doubt seen it thousands of times.
- A Venus's flower basket, with a pair of ‘permanently married’ isopods, is often used by the Japanese as a symbolic wedding gift.
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Syllabification: Ve·nus's flow·er bas·ket
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