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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical and subtropical live-bearing fishes of the genus Poecilia of the Americas, often kept in home aquariums.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mallemuck or fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis. See fulmar.
  • noun In India, a gardener or one of the caste of gardeners. Also mallee.
  • noun In the printers' game of jelling, a throw of quadrats which exposes only the unnicked sides; hence, any useless work with types in a composing-room.
  • noun A familiar form of the feminine name
  • noun [lowercase; pl. mollies (-iz).] The wagtail, a bird: as, the yellow molly (the yellow wagtail); the molly wash-dish (the pied wagtail).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as mollemoke.
  • noun A pet or colloquial name for Mary.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Cottontail.
  • noun A member of a similar association of Irishmen organized in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania, about 1854, for the purpose of intimidating employers and officers of the law, and for avenging themselves by murder on persons obnoxious to them. The society was broken up by criminal prosecutions in 1876.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woman or girl, especially of low status.
  • noun slang An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
  • noun slang A nickname or street name for pure MDMA powder.
  • noun A fish of the genus Poecilia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun popular aquarium fish

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Mollienesia, former genus name, after Comte François Nicolas Mollien, (1758–1850), French politician.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Molly, the personal name, a pet form of Mary.

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