E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wild garlic, called sorcerers 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, serpents moly, the yellow moly, Spanish purple moly, Spanish silver-capped moly, and Dioscoridess moly. Pope describes it and its effects in one of his odes, and Milton refers to it in his Comus. (Greek, molu.)