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mo·la 1

 (mō′lə, -lä)
n. pl. mo·las
A colorful fabric panel of Central American origin that is sewn with a reverse-appliqué technique and is used for decorative purposes, as on clothing or furniture or as a wall hanging.

[Kuna, clothing, blouse, mola.]

mo·la 2

n. pl. mola or mo·las

[New Latin, from Provençal regional (Marseilles) mòla, from Provençal millstone (the fish being so called in reference to its size, round shape, and rough skin texture), from Latin mola; see melə.]
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n, pl -la or -las
(Animals) another name for sunfish1
[C17: from Latin, literally: millstone]
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(ˈmoʊ lə)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -la, (esp. for kinds or species) -las.
any compressed marine fish of the family Molidae, with a sharply truncated circular body.
[1595–1605; < Latin: millstone; from its shape]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mola - among the largest bony fishmola - among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
genus Mola - type genus of the Molidae
Mola lanceolata, sharptail mola - caudal fin has a central projection
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Having won this year's league we are sure of a good result which for us is nothing but a top three finish," said Mola.In preparation for championship, the club has taken part in two local tournaments.
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