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[moh-lee] /ˈmoʊ li/

noun, plural molies. Classical Mythology.
an herb given to Odysseus by Hermes to counteract the spells of Circe.
[mol-ee] /ˈmɒl i/
noun, Informal.
noun (pl) -lies
(Greek myth) a magic herb given by Hermes to Odysseus to nullify the spells of Circe
a liliaceous plant, Allium moly, that is native to S Europe and has yellow flowers in a dense cluster

1570s, fabulous magical herb with white flowers and black root, given by Hermes to Odysseus as protection against Circe’s sorcery, of unknown origin.


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