Definition of Mountain devil

1. Noun. Erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar.

Exact synonyms: Honey-flower, Honeyflower, Lambertia Formosa
Group relationships: Genus Lambertia, Lambertia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. Desert lizard that feeds on ants.
Exact synonyms: Moloch Horridus, Spiny Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Moloch
Generic synonyms: Moloch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain Devil

mountain bladder fern
mountain blue berry
mountain boarding
mountain box
mountain building
mountain buzzard
mountain buzzards
mountain chain
mountain chinchilla
mountain clematis
mountain climber
mountain climbing
mountain clubmoss
mountain cranberry
mountain daisy
mountain devil (current term)
mountain disease
mountain ebony
mountain everlasting
mountain fern
mountain fetterbush
mountain fever
mountain four o'clock
mountain goat
mountain goats
mountain gorilla
mountain gorillas
mountain grape
mountain hare
mountain hares

Literary usage of Mountain devil

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1. A Jubilee of Playgoing by Peter Hanley (1887)
"But the next piece, " The Dumb Girl of Genoa ; or, The mountain devil," had also an announcement that two of the robbers, with the suggestive names of ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Mountain-Devil, n. name given to the strange-looking Australian lizard, Moloch horridus. Gray. See Moloch. Also called Spiny Lizard. 1853. ..."

3. The Horseless Age (1904)
"... hunted in the country known as the wilderness between Devil Hill and Deer Mountain. Devil Hill is noted in this section for its wonderful scenery. ..."

4. A Jubilee of Playgoing by Peter Hanley (1887)
"But the next piece, " The Dumb Girl of Genoa ; or, The mountain devil," had also an announcement that two of the robbers, with the suggestive names of ..."

5. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Mountain-Devil, n. name given to the strange-looking Australian lizard, Moloch horridus. Gray. See Moloch. Also called Spiny Lizard. 1853. ..."

6. The Horseless Age (1904)
"... hunted in the country known as the wilderness between Devil Hill and Deer Mountain. Devil Hill is noted in this section for its wonderful scenery. ..."

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