Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A basket in which flowers are held.
  • noun A hexactinellid sponge, Euplectella aspergilium. Also called Venus's flower-basket.

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Examples

  • At this moment the windows were open, the fragrance from the garden scented the room, the flower-basket in the centre displayed its pyramid of flowers.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • She was standing by the mantelpiece under the picture of the white-robed girl with the flower-basket, and the tears slid slowly down her cheeks.

    The Years

  • It was only the other day that she plucked a few, and plaited them, after drying them well in the sun, into a flower-basket and a gourd, and gave them to me to play with.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The lady was indeed got up in a gorgeous style of dress, for she wore all the colors of the rainbow, without their blending, had flounces nearly to her waist, giving her the appearance of an half-inflated balloon; and she had made a very flower-basket of her head.

    The Von Toodleburgs Or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family

  • With these words, she and the flower-basket disappeared in a moment from their sight.

    The Flower Basket A Fairy Tale

  • She wears a sun-hat and carries a flower-basket, which are decorative as well as useful.

    Woman as Decoration

  • The form called "Venus flower-basket," large and basket-shaped, might answer for a mermaid's work-basket, and hold her thimble, scissors, and thread.

    Lord Dolphin

  • It was only the other day that she plucked a few, and plaited them, after drying them well in the sun, into a flower-basket and a gourd, and gave them to me to play with.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • So he was left an heir at the age of ten years -- heir to all the fortune of his dead aunt, which consisted of two shillings and fourpence, a flower-basket, a pebble with a hole drilled through it, and a dying woman's blessing.

    Little Folks (October 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • I stumbled in my excitement, and the flower-basket fell out of my hand.

    Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

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