[ moh-luh ]
/ ˈmoʊ lə /

noun, plural (especially collectively) mo·la, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mo·las.

any of several thin, silvery fishes of the family Molidae, of tropical and temperate seas.



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Origin of mola

1595–1605; < Latin: millstone; so called from its shape

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[ moh-luh; Spanish maw-lah ]
/ ˈmoʊ lə; Spanish ˈmɔ lɑ /

noun, plural mo·las [moh-luh z; Spanish maw-lahs] /ˈmoʊ ləz; Spanish ˈmɔ lɑs/.

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 mola

1940–45; < Cuna: clothing, blouse, mola Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mola

/ (ˈməʊlə) /

noun plural -la or -las

another name for sunfish (def. 1)

Word Origin for mola

C17: from Latin, literally: millstone
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