Definition of mola in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōlə/

noun (plural same or molas)

Another term for sunfish (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • 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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