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“… or a basilisk so fisheries as books were …”

meanings of basilisk


  1. A tree-dwelling type of lizard of the genus Basiliscus - the basilisk lizard.
  2. A type of large brass cannon.
  3. A type of dragon used in heraldry.
  4. A mythical (and heraldic) snake-like dragon type, reputed to be so venomous that its gaze was deadly.
  5. An information hazard, especially a Langford's basilisk.


  1. Suggesting a basilisk (snake-like dragon): baleful, spellbinding.

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