Definition for "basilisk"
- A legendary serpent or dragon with deadly air…
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- A legendary serpent or dragon with deadly air and glance.
- Any of various tropical United states lizards regarding the genus Basiliscus, characterized by a crest on head, right back, and end and the capacity to operate on the hind feet.
- A mythical (and heraldic) snake-like dragon kind, reputed to-be so venomous that its look was dangerous.
- In heraldry, a kind of dragon
- A treedwelling types of lizard, of genus Basiliscus.
- A type of large brass cannon.
- the perfect serpent, or dragon. The ancients alleged that its hissing would drive away all the serpents, which its breathing, plus its look, ended up being fatal. See cockatrice.
- A lizard for the genus Basiliscus, belonging to the family members Iguanidæ.
- a sizable little bit of ordnance, so-called from its supposed resemblance into serpent of that name, or from its size.
- A fabulous animal formerly considered to occur, variously viewed as some sort of serpent, lizard, or dragon, and quite often identified using the cockatrice.
- In herpetology, a lizard associated with old genus Basiliscus (which see) in widest feeling.
- In ornithology, the golden-crested wren or kinglet. See basiliscus, 2.
- A large little bit of ordnance: so called from the destructive power.
- ancient brass cannon
- little crested arboreal lizard able to run-on its hind feet; of tropical America
- (ancient mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breathing or glance
- with respect to or attribute for the basilisk: because, a basilisk attention or appearance (a-sharp, penetrating,malignant attention or appearance, like this attributed to the basilisk).