What does mola mean?

Definitions for molaˈmoʊ lə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocean sunfish, sunfish, mola, headfish(noun)

    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


  1. mola(Noun)

    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 appliquu00E9 technique.

  2. mola(Noun)

    a sunfish, Mola mola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mola(noun)

    see Sunfish, 1


  1. Mola

    The mola forms part of the traditional costume of a Kuna woman, two mola panels being incorporated as front and back panels in a blouse. The full costume traditionally includes a patterned wrapped skirt, a red and yellow headscarf, arm and leg beads, a gold nose ring and earrings in addition to the mola blouse. In Dulegaya, the Kuna's native language, "mola" means "shirt" or "clothing". The mola originated with the tradition of Kuna women painting their bodies with geometrical designs, using available natural colours; in later years these same designs were woven in cotton, and later still, sewn using cloth bought from the European settlers of Panamá.

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Anagrams for mola »

  1. LMAO, loam


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mola in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marianne Nyegaard:

    The new species managed to evade discovery for nearly three centuries by ‘hiding’ in a messy history of sunfish taxonomy, partially because they are so difficult to preserve and study, even for natural history museums, that is why we named it Mola tecta (the Hoodwinker Sunfish), derived from the Latin tectus, meaning disguised or hidden.

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