noun, plural (especially collectively) mo·la, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mo·las.
Origin of mola1
noun, plural mo·las [moh-luh z; Spanish maw-lahs] /ˈmoʊ ləz; Spanish ˈmɔ lɑs/.
Origin of mola2
Examples from the Web for mola
Historical Examples of 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
noun plural -la or -las
Word Origin 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).