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

  • n. Any of several tropical and subtropical live-bearing fishes of the genus Poecilia or Mollienesia, commonly kept in aquariums.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as mollemoke.
  • n. A pet or colloquial name for Mary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A familiar form of the feminine name
  • n. [lowercase; pl. mollies (-iz).] The wagtail, a bird: as, the yellow molly (the yellow wagtail); the molly wash-dish (the pied wagtail).
  • n. The mallemuck or fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis. See fulmar.
  • n. In India, a gardener or one of the caste of gardeners. Also mallee.
  • n. 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.

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

  • n. popular aquarium fish


From New Latin Mollienesia, former genus name, after Comte François Nicolas Mollien (1758-1850), French politician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Molly, the personal name, a pet form of Mary. (Wiktionary)



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