noun (plural same or molas)
Another term for sunfish (sense 1).
- On one dive, I went after two molas molas in close proximity, but at 44m I couldn't hear a thing - including my own exhalations - and my head felt empty.
- The largest bony fish in the world, the molas can grow to be over 10 feet long and weigh up to 5,000 pounds.
- He is concerned that molas comprise an ‘alarmingly’ large portion of the eastern Pacific drift net fishery by-catch.
Late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'millstone', with reference to the shape.
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