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n. pl. 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.
[Latin mōly, from Greek mōlu.]
n, pl -lies
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a magic herb given by Hermes to Odysseus to nullify the spells of Circe
2. (Plants) a liliaceous plant, Allium moly, that is native to S Europe and has yellow flowers in a dense cluster
[C16: from Latin mōly, from Greek mōlu]