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Moloch

moloch
1. The fire god of the ammonites in Canaan, to whom human sacrifices were offered; molech. Also applied figuratively.
2. (Science: zoology) A spiny Australian lizard (Moloch horridus). The horns on the head and numerous spines on the body give it a most formidable appearance.
Origin: Heb. Molek king.


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