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Basilisk

BASILISK băs’ ə lisk. In some concordances and mg. an alternative rendering of צִפְעֹנִי, H7626, (Prov 23:32) adder (KJV, ASV, RSV); and צֶ֫פַע, H7625, (Isa 14:29) cockatrice (KJV), basilisk (ASV), adder (RSV). Adder is correct and the word basilisk should be dropped, for in current Eng. it has two other meanings: (1) A fabulous creature identified with cockatrice (rare). (2) A group of small American lizards of the Iguana family.