moly

noun
mo·​ly | \ ˈmō-lē How to pronounce moly (audio) \

Definition of moly

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

First Known Use of moly

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moly

Latin, from Greek mōly

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“Moly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moly. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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