nounpl. mo′las or mo′la
Origin of molaModern Latin from L, a millstone (see mill): so named from its rough skin and round shape
a fabric made by Panamanian Indians with designs cut through several layers, used for clothing, wall hangings, etc.
A colorful fabric panel of Central American origin that is sewn with a reverse-appliqué technique and is used for decorative purposes, as on clothing or furniture or as a wall hanging.
Origin of molaKuna clothing, blouse, mola
nounpl. mola, or mo·las
See ocean sunfish.
Origin of molaNew Latin from Provençal regional (Marseilles) mòla from Provençal millstone (the fish being so called in reference to its size, round shape, and rough skin texture) from Latin mola ; see melə .
Latin for millstone, probably from the fish's shape and rough skin.