- Any of various marine organisms of the class Ophiuroidea, related to the starfishes and having slender, branching, interlaced arms. Also called basket fish.
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bas|ket|fish — «BAS kiht FIHSH, BAHS », noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. any one of various small sea animals resembling a starfish, with slender rays divided into branches which frequently interlace to give a basketlike appearance; basketstar … Useful english dictionary