moloch

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Ammonite god, worshipped by Canaanites and Phoenicians, who demanded child-sacrifice. Mentioned in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

Noun[edit]

moloch (plural molochs)

  1. (zoology) Moloch horridus, an Australian lizard thought to be the sole member of the genus Moloch.

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