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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Portulacaceae.
- proper n. A female given name.
Anglicized form Gaelic Muadhnait, from muadh "noble". In northern Europe, where the name is much more popular, Mona is interpreted as a diminutive of Monika or, rarely, of Ramona, and sometimes associated with the title of da Vinci's painting Mona ( =madonna) Lisa. (Wiktionary)