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molly1

Syllabification: mol·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmälē
 
/
(also mollie)

noun

A small, livebearing freshwater fish that is popular in aquariums and has been bred in many colors, especially black.
  • Genus Poecilia, family Poeciliidae: several species, in particular P. sphenops. See also sailfin molly
Example sentences
  • Many fish lay eggs, but some - including common aquarium fish such as guppies, swordtails, and mollies - retain the eggs inside their bodies until hatching.
  • The company rears popular varieties like goldfish, angelfish, mollies and fighters in its farm near Coimbatore.
  • Female Mexican mollies, P. mexicana, did not discriminate between sworded males and unsworded males based on mating interest.

Origin

1930s: from modern Latin Mollienisia (former genus name), from the name of Count Mollien (1758–1850), French statesman.

Words that rhyme with molly

Barbirolli, brolly, collie, dolly, folly, golly, holly, jolly, lolly, Mollie, nollie, Ollie, polly, poly, trolley, volley, wally

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Molly2

Syllabification: Mol·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmälē
 
/
(also molly)

noun

US informal
The drug MDMA, especially in powdered or crystalline form: the men were high on Molly
More example sentences
  • Undercover narcotics officers baited pharmaceutical entrepreneurs with entreaties for Molly.
  • Miami Dade police have found that Molly also can contain methylone, a chemical found in bath salts.
  • Molly water is the name for what EDM fans call water with Ecstasy dissolved in it.

Origin

early 21st century: probably after the given name Molly, perhaps influenced by the initial letter of MDMA.

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