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ocean sunfish

noun
1.
a brown and gray mola, Mola mola, inhabiting tropical and temperate seas, having the posterior half of the body sharply truncated behind the elongated dorsal and anal fins.
Also called headfish.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30
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Encyclopedia Article for ocean sunfish

mola

any of three species of oceanic fishes of the family Molidae. Molas are distinctive in appearance, with short bodies that end abruptly just behind the tall, triangular dorsal and anal fins. The fishes are also flattened from side to side and have tough skins, small mouths, and fused, beaklike teeth.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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