Definition of Moloch horridus

1. Noun. Desert lizard that feeds on ants.

Exact synonyms: Mountain Devil, Spiny Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Moloch
Generic synonyms: Moloch



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moloch Horridus

Moll's glands
Mollah
Mollaret's meningitis
Mollie
Mollienesia
Molluga
Molluga verticillata
Molly Maguire
Molly Maguires
Molly Miller
Molly Pitcher
Molnar
Moloc
Moloch
Moloch horridus
Molock
Molok
Molokai
Molokai Island
Moloney's virus
Moloney murine leukaemia virus
Moloney murine sarcoma virus
Moloney test
Molossia
Molossian
Molossians
Molossidae
Molothrus
Molotov

Literary usage of Moloch horridus

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1. Australia Twice Traversed: The Romance of Exploration, Being a Narrative by Ernest Giles (1889)
"Naturalists have christened this harmless little chameleon the moloch horridus. I put the little THE moloch horridus. creature in a pouch, and intended to ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Mountain-Devil, n. nan to the strange-looking Au lizard, moloch horridus, ... 515 [November 9]: " A spirit preparation of th Lizard (moloch horridus) of ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1898)
"tifically named moloch horridus, and known in Western Australia as the " York "or " Mountain Devil." Did this lizard equal the larger monitors in dimensions ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"... thence received the name of moloch horridus. The chief distinction is the ossification of the horn-like scutes in the old secondary genus, whereby they ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute by Royal Commonwealth Society (1898)
"tifically named moloch horridus, and known in Western Australia as the " York "or " Mountain Devil." Did this lizard equal the larger monitors in dimensions ..."

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