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Basilisk - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Basilisk' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Basilisk [ n.]
- A fabulous serpent, or dragon. The ancients alleged that its hissing would drive away all other serpents, and that its breath, and even its look, was fatal. See Cockatrice.
- A lizard of the genus Basiliscus, belonging to the family Iguanidae.
- A large piece of ordnance, so called from its supposed resemblance to the serpent of that name, or from its size.