from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lizard (Moloch horridus) of Australia that has large conical spines on the body and feeds on ants.


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  • A quite stunning reptile found in desert regions of Australia. I almost stepped on one of these when we pulled off the Barkly Highway for a break and I was glad I didn't. Scientific name Moloch horridus.

    November 25, 2007