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Moʹly

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Wild garlic, called sorcerer’s garlic. There are many sorts, all of which flower in May, except “the sweet moly of Montpelier,” which blossoms in September. The most noted are “the great moly of Homer,” the Indian-moly, the moly of Hungary, serpent’s moly, the yellow moly, Spanish purple moly, Spanish silver-capped moly, and Dioscorʹides’s moly. Pope describes it and its effects in one of his odes, and Milton refers to it in his Comus. (Greek, molu.)

That moly

That Hermēs once to wise Ulysses gave.”


Milton: Comus, 655–6.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Moll (Kentish)
Moll Cutpurse
Moll Flanders
Moll Thomson’s Mark
Molly
Molly Coddle (A)
Molly Maguires
Molly Mog
Molmutius
Moloch
Moly
Mome (French)
Momiers (French, men of mummery)
Mommur
Momus
Momus’s Lattice or Window
Monaciello [little monk]
Monarchians
Monarchy
Monday Pops
Money