mo·​ly | \ˈmō-lē \

Definition of moly 

: a mythical herb with a black root, white blossoms, and magical powers

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HOUSTON - Holy moly: With the Astros leading, 1-0, in the top of the fifth inning of ALCS Game 7 at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, the Yankees put runners on first and third to threaten against Houston starter Charlie Morton. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "Alex Bregman's incredible, risky throw home saved a run in Game 7," 22 Oct. 2017 Holy moly — Ashley Graham reveals that her pastor follows her on Instagram! Maria Pasquini,, "Ashley Graham Posts Uber-Sexy Lingerie Video, Notes that Her Pastor Follows Her on Instagram," 18 Oct. 2017 Having daughters made me more tuned in to all the amazing women in the world, and holy moly are there a lot. Kate Spencer, Cosmopolitan, "9 Things All Moms of Girls Can Relate To," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of moly

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moly

Latin, from Greek mōly

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