- any of several thin, silvery fishes of the family Molidae, of tropical and temperate seas.
Origin of mola1
- a colorfully appliquéd piece of fabric handcrafted by the Cuna Indian women of the islands in the Gulf of San Blas and used for clothing, decoration, etc.
Origin of mola2
Examples from the Web for mola
The place where the diligence stopped was a town called Mola di Gaeta.Rollo in Rome
Left Mola at half-past seven and got here at ten minutes after seven.The Greville Memoirs
Charles C. F. Greville
If the ascent to Mola is difficult, what can be said of the coming down?Vistas in Sicily
Arthur Stanley Riggs
The site was doubtless near the Mola and the village Castiglione.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
These, like the headfish (Mola mola) are protected by a leathery skin.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- another name for sunfish (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for mola
type of fish, 1670s, from Latin mola, literally "millstone" (see molar). So called because of the fish's shape and rough skin.
"false conception," c.1600, from Latin mola "false conception," from earlier sense "salt cake;" literally "millstone" (see molar).