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[koh-nuh] /ˈkoʊ nə/
a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, often strong and bringing rain.
Origin of kona
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • kona and his black followers fought like demons, spearing the soldiers right and left, always in the van of the fray.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • In kona, the average yield of an acre of ground is two tons of sugar, they say.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Do you wonder that I lost my heart to kona eighteen years ago?

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • "All is being done that can be done to secure her arrest," kona said.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • And he laughed, while kona, grinning with glee, declared chaffingly that the Prince had fallen in love with her.

    The Great White Queen William Le Queux
  • His grandmother in kona fed him until he became plump and fat again.

  • “You cannot escape liking the climate,” Cudworth said, in reply to my panegyric on the kona coast.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Then came the men of kona, of Waialua, and of Koolau, but the man was not found.

  • The Hawaiians have a saying that in kona "people never die; they dry up and blow away."

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