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kona

[koh-nuh] /ˈkoʊ nə/
noun
1.
a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, often strong and bringing rain.
Origin of kona
1860-1865
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1860-65
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  • Do you wonder that I lost my heart to kona eighteen years ago?

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Lyte was Sheriff of kona, and it was his business to find her.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • In kona, the average yield of an acre of ground is two tons of sugar, they say.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • kona coffee, grown in the district of that name, commands the highest price.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • About four-fifths of the total output of the islands is produced in kona.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • "Courage, men of the Dagomba," sounded kona's voice above the din.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • kona, who had come up beside me, walked on in silent amazement.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • There was, I knew, no mistaking kona's sable yet good-humoured face.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • "All is being done that can be done to secure her arrest," kona said.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux

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