Share this entry

Share this page

thorny devil

Line breaks: thorny devil

Definition of thorny devil in English:

noun

Another term for moloch.
Example sentences
  • After mating in September, female thorny devils lay 3-10 eggs in a burrow about 30 cm underground.
  • The researchers showed that thorny devils take up water by means of capillary action via these grooves.
  • The female thorny devil lays 3 to 10 eggs, usually 8, in November or December.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence