from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorful fabric panel of Central American origin, sewn with a reverse-appliqué technique and used for decorative purposes, as on clothing or furniture or as a wall hanging.
- n. See ocean sunfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A traditional textile art form of the Kuna people of Panama and Colombia. A mola consists of cloth panels, made to wear on clothing, which feature complex designs made with multiple layers of cloth in a reverse appliqué technique.
- n. a sunfish, Mola mola
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See sunfish, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, the grinding surface of a molar or broad basal tooth of the mandible.
- n. [capitalized] In ichthyology, the typical genus of plectognath fishes of the family called either Molidæ or Orthagoriscidæ, having as type the sunfish or head-fish, named Orthagoriscus mola by Bloch and Schneider, or M. rotunda of Cuvier and recent authors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Kuna, clothing, blouse, mola.
Latin, millstone (from its shape and rough skin); see melə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)