Basiliscus

noun Bas·i·lis·cus \ ˌbasəˈliskəs , -azə- \

Definition of Basiliscus

:a genus of active carnivorous lizards (family Iguanidae) that have rising above the occiput a membranous pouch which can be inflated with air and along the back a movable crest which can be raised or lowered at will — see basilisk 3

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Origin and Etymology of basiliscus

New Latin, from Latin, basilisk


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