molly

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noun mol·ly \ˈmä-lē\
variants: or less commonly

mollie

Definition of molly

plural

mollies

  1. :  any of various small, often brightly colored tropical fish (genus Poecilia) that are live-bearers found in fresh, brackish, or salt water and include several that are highly valued as aquarium fishes

Origin and Etymology of molly

by shortening from New Latin Mollienisia, former genus name, from Comte François N. Mollien †1850 French statesman


First Known Use: 1933


Medical Dictionary

Molly

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noun Mol·ly \ˈmä-lē\

Medical Definition of Molly

  1. :  the illicit drug ecstasy especially when in a powdered or crystalline form contained in a capsule Experts say Molly, though often touted as pure, is often mixed with other drugs and ingredients, perhaps even more than the Ecstasy of yesteryear.—Helena Oliveiro, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8 June 2013


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