basilisk: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bas'u-lisk, baz'-), [key]
- a creature, variously described as a serpent, lizard, or dragon, said to kill by its breath or look.
- any of several tropical American iguanid lizards of the genus Basiliscus, noted for their ability to run across the surface of water on their hind legs.
- basilisk (Thesaurus)