Definition of Venus's flower basket in English:

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Venus's flower basket


A slender upright sponge with a filmy, latticelike skeleton.
  • Genus Euplectella, class Hexactinellida.
Example sentences
  • 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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