Definition of thorny devil in English:

thorny devil


  • another term for moloch
    • ‘The female thorny devil lays 3 to 10 eggs, usually 8, in November or December.’
    • ‘You will be amazed at the large range of reptiles on show, including the frilly neck lizards, thorny devils, goannas, pythons and venomous snakes.’
    • ‘The researchers showed that thorny devils take up water by means of capillary action via these grooves.’
    • ‘During cold nights when the thorny devil lizard goes to sleep, they dig the soil and cover themselves with it to keep them warm.’
    • ‘After mating in September, female thorny devils lay 3-10 eggs in a burrow about 30 cm underground.’