mo·​ly ˈmō-lē How to pronounce moly (audio)
: a mythical herb with a black root, white blossoms, and magical powers

Word History


Latin, from Greek mōly

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moly was in 1546

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Cite this Entry

“Moly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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