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mol·ly 1also mol·lie (mŏl′ē)
n. pl. mol·lies
Any of several tropical and subtropical live-bearing fishes of the genus Poecilia of the Americas, often kept in home aquariums.
[From New Latin Mollienesia, former genus name, after Comte François Nicolas Mollien (1758-1850), French politician.]
mol·ly 2or Mol·ly (mŏl′ē)
A powdered form of MDMA.
[Shortening and alteration (influenced by the name Molly) of molecular, used of pure crystalline powdered MDMA originally taken from commercially manufactured capsules + -y.]
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n, pl -lies
(Animals) any brightly coloured tropical or subtropical American freshwater cyprinodont fish of the genus Mollienisia
[C19: from New Latin Mollienisia, from Comte F. N. Mollien (1758–1850), French statesman]
n, pl -lies
informal Irish an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
[C18: perhaps from Molly, pet name for Mary]
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n., pl. -lies.
any of certain livebearing freshwater fishes of the genus Poecilia, popular in home aquariums.
[irreg. after Count French.N. Mollien (1758–1850), French statesman]
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|Noun||1.||molly - popular aquarium fish |
live-bearer, poeciliid, poeciliid fish, topminnow - small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
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