- a spiny, brownish, ant-eating Australian lizard (Moloch horridus) similar to a horned toad but of another family (Agamidae)
See Moloch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A lizard (Moloch horridus) of the deserts and plains of central and southern Australia, having a head and back covered with large spiny scales.
Origin: Late Latin Moloch, Semitic deity; see moloch
- In the Bible, the god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom children were sacrificed.
- Something possessing the power to exact severe sacrifice.
Origin: Late Latin Moloch
Origin: , from Greek Molokh
Origin: , from Hebrew Mōlek
Origin: , of Canaanite origin; see mlk in Semitic roots
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