noun, plural mo·lies. Classical Mythology.
Origin of moly1
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Examples from the Web for moly
“Moly,” the gods call it, and very hard it is for mortal man to find.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
Every time my boys read "Odysseus" or the story of Ulysses with me we read or learn "Moly."
The mandrake, like the moly, the magical herb of the Odyssey, is ‘hard for men to dig.’
"Moly" (mo'ly), by Edith M. Thomas (1850-), in the best possible presentation of the value of integrity.
Twelve hundred years after Homer, the inhabitants of Cappadocia are said to have called rue ‘moly.’
British Dictionary definitions for moly
noun plural -lies
Word Origin for moly
Word Origin and History for moly
1570s, fabulous magical herb with white flowers and black root, given by Hermes to Odysseus as protection against Circe's sorcery, of unknown origin.