- a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, often strong and bringing rain.
Origin of kona
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for kona
The family vacationed at the 10,000-square-foot Getty compound in Kona, Hawaii, and at the exclusive Malibu Colony.Hollywood's Billionaire Divorce Scandal
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Do you wonder that I lost my heart to Kona eighteen years ago?
Lyte was Sheriff of Kona, and it was his business to find her.
In Kona, the average yield of an acre of ground is two tons of sugar, they say.Roughing It
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Kona coffee, grown in the district of that name, commands the highest price.
About four-fifths of the total output of the islands is produced in Kona.