(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
ancient brass cannon
small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America
- The monster in the Chamber of Secrets is a basilisk.
- Once its prey enters range, the basilisk switches to its petrifying gaze attack.
Satire..becomes a basilisk in the hands of a man..who employs it to blast the reputation of another.出自： C. Burney