- Gr. Myth. an herb of magic powers given to Odysseus to protect him from Circe's incantation
- a wild, garliclike European plant (Allium moly) of the lily family
Origin of molyClassical Latin from Classical Greek m?ly
nounpl. mo·lies Greek Mythology
A magic herb with black roots and white flowers that was given to Odysseus by Hermes to ward off the spells of Circe.
Origin of molyLatin mōly from Greek mōlu
From Latin mÅly, from Ancient Greek Î¼á¿¶Î»Ï… (mÅlu) (probably a loanword).