noun, plural mo·lies. Classical Mythology.
- an herb given to Odysseus by Hermes to counteract the spells of Circe.
noun plural -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
n.1570s, fabulous magical herb with white flowers and black root, given by Hermes to Odysseus as protection against Circe’s sorcery, of unknown origin.