mola definition

  • noun:
    • A colorful material panel of Central American beginning, sewn with a reverse-appliqué method and used for decorative reasons, as on garments or furniture or as a wall dangling.
    • See sea sunfish.
    • a normal textile art form associated with Kuna people of Panama and Colombia. A mola is made of fabric panels, made to wear on clothes, which function complex designs made with multiple levels of fabric in a reverse appliqué strategy.
    • a sunfish, Mola mola
    • See sunfish, 1.
    • In entomology, the grinding surface of a molar or wide basal enamel of the mandible.
    • [capitalized] In ichthyology, the conventional genus of plectognath fishes regarding the family members labeled as 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.
    • on the list of largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed human anatomy with a high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin paid off to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in hot waters

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