Mar
20
2014

basilisk

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

bae sə lihsk [or] bae zə lihsk
noun
1. in classical mythology, a lizard, serpent, or dragon with a deadly breath or glance.
2. any of various tropical American lizards characterized by an erectile crest on the head and the ability to run at high speeds.

Sometimes a basilisk (1) was described as having a cock's head.

Sometimes a basilisk (1) was described as having a cock’s head.

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