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Noun: basilisk  ba-su-lisk
  1. (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
     
  2. Ancient brass cannon
     
  3. Small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America

Derived forms: basilisks

Type of: cannon, iguanid, iguanid lizard, mythical creature, mythical monster

Part of: Basiliscus, genus Basiliscus

Encyclopedia: Basilisk