HyperDic: basilisk

English > 3 senses of the word basilisk:
NOUNperson basilisk(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
artifactbasiliskancient brass cannon
animalbasilisksmall crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs
English > basilisk: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance.
Categoryclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
Broadermythical monster, mythical creatureA monster renowned in folklore and myth
Spanishbasilisco, Basilisco
Catalanbasilisc
English > basilisk: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningancient brass cannon.
BroadercannonA large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
Spanishbasilisco
Catalanbasilisc
English > basilisk: 3 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningsmall crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America.
Member ofBasiliscus, genus BasiliscusA reptile genus of Iguanidae
Broaderiguanid, iguanid lizardlizards of the New World and Madagascar / Madagascar and some Pacific islands
Spanishbasilisco
Catalanbasilisc

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