Mo"loch (?), n. [Heb. molek king.]

1. Script.

The fire god of the Ammonites in Canaan, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Molech. Also applied figuratively.

2. Zool.

A spiny Australian lizard (Moloch horridus). The horns on the head and numerous spines on the body give it a most formidable appearance.

<-- illustr. of Moloch. -->


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