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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Euplectellidae — certain glassy sponges, including Venus' flower basket.
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The statistical improbability of phenomena such as Euplectella's skeleton is the central problem that any theory of life must solve.
Philippine lace-sponge (Euplectella), which has now become so common; others are broad and short.
At certain seasons of the year the _Euplectella speciosa_, Gray, or Venus baskets, locally known as _Regaderas_, can be obtained in quantities; they are found in the Cebú waters.
Euplectella, "Venus's Flower-basket," resembles an exquisitely delicate fabric woven in spun silk; it is in the form of a gracefully curved tube, expanding slightly upwards and ending in an elegant frill.
Some of these are long and slender, resembling in form the beautiful Philippine lace-sponge (Euplectella), which has now become so common; others are broad and short.
Euplectella aspergillum, is made entirely of glass.
FLINTY SKELETON OF VENUS 'FLOWER BASKET (_Euplectella_), A