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 Moloch.Mome (French), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wild garlic, called sorcerer’s garlic. There are many sorts, all of which flower in May, except “the sweet moly of Montpelier,” which blossoms in September. The most noted are “the great moly of Homer,” the Indian-moly, the moly of Hungary, serpent’s moly, the yellow moly, Spanish purple moly, Spanish silver-capped moly, and Dioscor’ides’s moly. Pope describes it and its effects in one of his odes, and Milton refers to it in his Comus. (Greek, molu.)   1
“That moly
That Herms once to wise Ulysses gave.”
Milton: Comus, 655–6.

 Moloch.Mome (French), 


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