There are 2 definitions of moly in English:

moly1

Syllabification: mol·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmōlē
 
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noun (plural molies)

  • 1A southern European plant related to the onions, with small yellow flowers.
    • Allium moly, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae)
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    • A. moly is commonly regarded as ‘the golden garlic,’ with dense umbels of bright golden yellow flowers on 12-inch stems.
    • Allium moly is an ornamental allium, or flowering onion.
    • Allium moly is a yellow-flowered species which is native to south-western Europe and the Pyrenees.
  • 2A mythical herb with white flowers and black roots, endowed with magic properties.
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    • ‘Eat this sprig of the moly plant,’ the boy said, ‘and be protected from enchantment.’
    • I don't really care whether it's the moly, the bullet, or some secret ingredient.

Origin

mid 16th century (sense 2): via Latin from Greek mōlu.

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a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of moly in English:

moly2

Syllabification: mol·y
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈmōlē/

noun

  • short for molybdenum. See also chrome-moly.
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    • For a hunting rifle, however, the advantages of moly simply don't come into play.
    • Both will do a great job, but moly is much lighter; a cage built from chromoly will be approximately half the weight of a mild-steel cage.
    • Not only is it fast, the bore paste removes all types of fouling - powder, copper, moly, even surface rust.

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a small amount; a little