basilisk

Primary Meanings of basilisk

1.
n
(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
2.
n
small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America
3.
n
ancient brass cannon
Full Definitions of basilisk
1

n (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance

Type of:
mythical creature, mythical monster
a monster renowned in folklore and myth
2

n small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America

Type of:
iguanid, iguanid lizard
lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
3

n ancient brass cannon

Type of:
cannon
a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

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