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  1. molynoun

    A magic herb or plant used by Odysseus to overcome Circe.

  2. molynoun

    Any plant associated with the mythological moly, especially the European allium, Allium moly.

  3. Etymology: From moly, from μῶλυ (probably a loanword).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Molynoun

    The molly hath pinnated leaves, like those of the lentiscus, but are terminated by an odd lobe: the flower expands in the form of a rose, and the fruit resembles a grain of pepper. Philip Miller

    Etymology: moly, Latin; moly, French.

    Moly, or wild garlick, is of several sorts; as the great moly of , the Indian moly, the moly of Hungary, serpent’s moly, the yellow moly, Spanish purple moly, Spanish silver-capped moly, Dioscorides’s moly, the sweet moly of Montpelier: the roots are tender, and must be carefully defended from frosts: as for the time of their flowering, the moly of Homer flowers in May, and continues till July, and so do all the rest except the last, which is late in September: they are hardy, and will thrive in any soil. John Mortimer, Husb.

    The sovereign plant he drew,
    And shew’d its nature, and its wond’rous pow’r,
    Black was the root, but milky white the flow’r;
    Molly the name. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molynoun

    a fabulous herb of occult power, having a black root and white blossoms, said by Homer to have been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe

  2. Molynoun

    a kind of garlic (Allium Moly) with large yellow flowers; -- called also golden garlic

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moly

    mō′li, n. (Milt.) a magic herb given by Hermes to Odysseus as a counter-charm against the spells of Circe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of MOLY in a Sentence

  1. Karlie Allen:

    Holy moly, this is this is happening.

  2. Raul Rodriguez:

    It started off as a nightmare, but then it turned out to be – holy moly – this is what I was meant to do.

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