What does the word basilisk mean?

Usage examples for basilisk

  1. But here it seemed as if eyes, strange, were glancing up to me- flower eyes, basilisk eyes, peacock's eyes, maiden's eyes; in many places it looked yet brighter. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  2. There were such unusual items as Essence of Dried Toad, Basilisk Oil, Chimera's Breath- Distilled. – The Eye of Wilbur Mook by H. B. Hickey
  3. And they be of that kind, that if they behold any man with wrath, they slay him anon with the beholding, as doth the basilisk. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir