1. basilisk

noun. ancient brass cannon.

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2. basilisk

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

Synonyms

  • genus Basiliscus
  • Basiliscus
  • iguanid lizard

3. basilisk

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

Synonyms

  • mythical monster

Example sentences of the word basilisk


1. Noun, singular or mass
When approached by a predator, the basilisk will either dive to the bottom of the water and hide, or literally run across the surface of the water.

2. Adjective
Raptors are one of the basilisk lizard's most formidable foes.

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