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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: basilisk(0.01088 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to basilisk.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able
to kill with its breath or glance
2: ancient brass cannon
3: small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs;
of tropical America
English → English (gcide)
Basilisk \Bas"i*lisk\, n. [L. basiliscus, Gr. basili`skos little
king, kind of serpent, dim. of basiley`s king; -- so named
from some prominences on the head resembling a crown.]
1. A fabulous serpent, or dragon. The ancients alleged that
its hissing would drive away all other serpents, and that
its breath, and even its look, was fatal. See
Make me not sighted like the basilisk. --Shak.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A lizard of the genus Basiliscus, belonging
to the family Iguanid[ae].
Note: This genus is remarkable for a membranous bag rising
above the occiput, which can be filled with air at
pleasure; also for an elevated crest along the back,
that can be raised or depressed at will.
3. (Mil.) A large piece of ordnance, so called from its
supposed resemblance to the serpent of that name, or from
its size. [Obs.]