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Definition of Basilisk

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killing, fatal (glance or look); monstrous
reptile (snake, lizard, or dragon) which is able to kill with by its look or breath (Classical Mythology); large crested reptile of the tropical Americas
Basilisk Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Harry Potter Glossary
The king of serpents; anyone who is fixed with the beam of the giant snake's eyes dies instantly.
Read about the real Basalisk at Microsoft Encarta.
Balisk - a mythical serpent with the head of a chicken, it can kill with one glance.
Basilisk Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A lizard of the genus Basiliscus, belonging to the family Iguanidae.
A large piece of ordnance, so called from its supposed resemblance to the serpent of that name, or from its size.
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 Cockatrice.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\bas"i*lisk\ (&?;), n. [l. basiliscus, gr. &?; little king, kind of serpent, dim. of &?; 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 cockatrice. make me not sighted like the basilisk.
2. (zo?l.) a lizard of the genus basiliscus, belonging to the family iguanid?.
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.]

The Devil's Dictionary
Basilisk, (n.)

The cockatrice. A sort of serpent hatched form the egg of a cock. The basilisk had a bad eye, and its glance was fatal. Many infidels deny this creature's existence, but Semprello Aurator saw and handled one that had been blinded by lightning as a punishment for having fatally gazed on a lady of rank whom Jupiter loved. Juno afterward restored the reptile's sight and hid it in a cave. Nothing is so well attested by the ancients as the existence of the basilisk, but the cocks have stopped laying.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Shakespeare Words
a reptile, said to kill with its breath; large cannon, made of brass.
WordNet 2.0

1. (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
(hypernym) mythical monster, mythical creature
(classification) classical mythology
2. ancient brass cannon
(hypernym) cannon
3. small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America
(hypernym) iguanid, iguanid lizard
(member-holonym) Basiliscus, genus Basiliscus
Basilisk Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Australian Post Codes
Locality : BASILISK
State: QLD
Australian GPS + Postcode Town Index
QLD -17.6693 145.99611 4871
Basilisk Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basiliscus plumifrons

General Info:
Adult length up to 32". Basilisks can be long-lived pets if maintained properly. Although beautiful to observe, basilisks generally do not tame easily. These water-loving animals do best in large enclosures and benefit from the use of air stones in their water bowls. If possible, small water features should be included within basilisk enclosures to simulate the moving water they are accustomed to in their native habitat. Basilisks benefit from natural sunlight. If possible, chaperoned ventures into the yard will help to maintain optimum health.
Ideal daytime temperature for basilisks should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used to maintain a local temperature of 105 to 115 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for these lizards should be kept at or near 70 percent.
All basilisks require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will help maintain an accurate lighting schedule.
Basilisks are mainly insectivorous (eat mainly insects). Insects should be dusted with a vitamin/calcium powder. Suggested insects are: crickets, mealworms, superworms, and waxworms. Worms such as earthworms, red wigglers, and butterworms may also be included in their diet. Basilisks require large water bowls; preferably 1_times the size of the animal. Water should be changed daily.
Individual juvenile basilisks can be maintained in a 35 to 50 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. These lizards are best kept singularly. However, for multiple pets, increase habitat size accordingly to ensure each individual has plenty of space to move about and not interfere with tankmates. An undertank heater should be placed on the same end of the tank as the basking lamp. A shelter for hiding is necessary, especially if multiple pets are in the same enclosure. Misting the habitat occasionally will help maintain proper humidity levels and allow for these tropical lizards to intake water in a manner to which they are accustomed.
Substrate (Bedding):
2" to 3" inches of Bed-A-Beast is recommended for basilisk terrariums to maintain the proper humidity levels within the enclosure.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Basilisk Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (, from the Greek βασιλίσκος basilískos, "little king;" Latin regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance. According to the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, the basilisk of Cyrene is a small snake, "being not more than twelve fingers in length," that is so venomous, it leaves a wide trail of deadly venom in its wake, and its gaze is likewise lethal; its weakness is in the odor of the weasel, which, according to Pliny, was thrown into the basilisk's hole, recognizable because all the surrounding shrubs and grass had been scorched by its presence. It is possible that the legend of the basilisk and its association with the weasel in Europe was inspired by accounts of certain species of Asiatic snakes (such as the king cobra) and their natural predator, the mongoose.

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Basilisk Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Star Wars Planeten
The site of the Battle of Basilisk, where the Jedi Master Sidrona Diath was killed. [DLOS]
Basilisk Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(in R.V., Isa. 11:8; 14:29; 59:5; Jer. 8:17), the "king serpent," as the name imports; a fabulous serpent said to be three spans long, with a spot on its head like a crown. Probably the yellow snake is intended. (See COCKATRICE.)
Dragon [from Greek drakon, serpent, the watchful] Known to scholarship as a mythical monster, a huge lizard, winged, scaly, fire-breathing, doubtless originating in the memory of an actual prehistoric animal. Dragon is often synonymous with serpent. The dragon and serpent, whether high or low, are types of various events in cosmic or world history, or of various terrestrial or human qualities, for either one can at different times signify spiritual immortality, wisdom, reimbodiment, or regeneration. In the triad of sun, moon, and serpent or cross, it denotes the manifested Logos, and hence is often said to be seven-headed. As such it is in conflict with the sun, and sometimes with the moon; but this conflict is merely the duality of contrary forces essential to cosmic stability. The dragon itself is often dual, and it may be paired with the serpent, as with Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, the good and evil serpents, seen in the caduceus. Again the dragon is two-poled as having a head and a tail, Rahu and Ketu in India, commonly described as being the moon's north and south nodes, the moon thus being a triple symbol in which a unity conflicts with a duality.
A universal myth is that of the sun god fighting the dragon and eventually worsting it, which represents the descent of spirit into matter and the eventual sublimation of matter by spirit in the ascending arc of evolution. There are Bel (and later Merodach) and the dragon Tiamat in Babylonia and with the Hebrews; Fafnir in Scandinavia; Chozzar with the Peratae Gnostics; among the Greeks Python conquered by Apollo and the two serpents killed by Hercules at his birth;
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Serpent One of the most fundamental and prolific symbols of the mystery-language. Its most basic meaning is of the eternal, alternating, cyclic motion during cosmic manifestation. For motion, which to the physicist and the philosopher alike seems an abstraction, is for the ancient wisdom a primordial principle or axiom, of the same order as space and time, existing per se. Never does motion cease utterly even during kosmic pralaya. And motion is essentially circular: where physics would derive circular motion from a composition of rectilinear motions, the opposite procedure would be that of the ancient wisdom. This circular motion, compounding itself into spirals, helixes, and vortices, is the builder of worlds, bringing together the scattered elements of chaos; motion per se is essential cosmic intelligence. This circular motion, returning upon itself like a serpent swallowing its tail, represents the cycles of time. This conscious energy in spirals whirls through all the planes of cosmos as fohat and his innumerable sons -- the cosmic energies and forces, fundamentally intelligent, operating in every scale or grade of matter. The caduceus of Hermes, twin serpents wound about a staff, represents cosmically the mighty drama of evolution, in its twin aspects, the staff or tree standing for the structural aspect, the serpent for the fohatic forces that animate the structure.
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