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Kilauea

[ kee-lou-ey-ah, -ey-uh, kil-oh- ]
/ ˌki laʊˈeɪ ɑ, -ˈeɪ ə, ˌkɪl oʊ- /
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noun
an active volcano on the Island of Hawaii: the youngest of the five shield volcanoes that form the island and the most active, having erupted almost continuously since 1983. 4,091 feet (1,247 meters).
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Origin of Kilauea

First recorded in 1840–45; from Hawaiian: literally, “much spreading, spewing”

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British Dictionary definitions for Kilauea

Kilauea
/ (ˌkiːlɑːuːˈeɪə) /

noun
a crater on the E side of Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii island: the world's largest active crater. Height: 1247 m (4090 ft). Width: 3 km (2 miles)
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