Definition of mola in English:


Syllabification: mo·la
Pronunciation: /ˈmōlə

noun (plural same or molas)

  • another term for sunfish ( sense 1).
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    • 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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