Definition of Venus's flower basket in English:

Venus's flower basket


  • A slender upright glass sponge with a filmy lattice-like 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.’
    • ‘The only specimen of this class anyone reading this article is likely to have ever seen is Euplectella aspergillum, the Venus's flower basket.’