from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Molina, Mario José Born 1943. Mexican-born American chemist who shared a 1995 Nobel Prize for his work on the chemical processes involved in the formation and decomposition of ozone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. Alonso de Molina's 1571 Spanish-Nahuatl dictionary, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Günther's third group of Gymnodontes: same as the family Molidæ.


From Spanish and Italian, both from Latin Molina "of a mill", from mola "mill" + -ina. Compare Miller. (Wiktionary)



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