WORD OF THE DAY:
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, 13th century
1-A mythical reptile with a lethal gaze or breath, hatched by a serpent from a cock’s egg.
2-A long, slender, and mainly bright green lizard found in Central America, the male of which has a crest running from the head to the tail. It can swim well, and is able to run on its hind legs across the surface of water.
Examples of Basilisk in a sentence:
« As the local folklore told, the cave of treasures was protected by a 10-foot basilisk. «
« I thought it was a gecko, but the guide informed me that it was a basilisk. »