[ hon-shoo; Japanese hawn-shoo ]
/ ˈhɒn ʃu; Japanese ˈhɔn ʃu /
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an island in central Japan: chief island of the country. 88,851 sq. mi. (230,124 sq. km).
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Also called Hondo.
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How to use Honshu in a sentence
Shinjiro Torii built the first whisky distillery in Japan in 1923 at Yamazaki on the island of Honshu.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Takahashis went on a three weeks vacation to the south coast of Honshu, and all was peaceful, externally at least.The Image and the Likeness|John Scott Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for Honshu
/ (ˈhɒnʃuː) /
the largest of the four main islands of Japan, between the Pacific and the Sea of Japan; regarded as the Japanese mainland; includes a number of offshore islands and contains most of the main cities. Pop: 102 324 961 (2000). Area: 230 448 sq km (88 976 sq miles)Also called: Hondo
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