[ koh-nuh ]


  1. a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, often strong and bringing rain.



[ koh-nah ]


  1. a district along the west coast of the Island of Hawaii in southeastern Hawaii, divided administratively into North Kona and South Kona districts.
  2. Official_name Kailua-Kona. a town in North Kona district, and the largest town in the district of Kona: the first capital, 1795–1820, of the unified Kingdom of Hawaii.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kona1

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1860–65

Origin of kona2

From Hawaiian kona “leeward or dry side” (of the island)

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Example Sentences

Kona does have plans for other in-person events in the fall, including a music festival, Wang said.

From Digiday

Entering what is an already crowded market segment, the Seltos is based on the same refined platform as the popular Hyundai Kona.

The family vacationed at the 10,000-square-foot Getty compound in Kona, Hawaii, and at the exclusive Malibu Colony.

Coffee trees in Kona are planted principally in the open, though sometimes they are shaded by the native kukui trees.

In winter the trades are sometimes replaced by Kona winds coming up from the south with sticky or stormy weather in tow.

It is now widely disseminated throughout the group, and in Kona, Hawaii, grows exceptionally well.

The Kona district has given the coffee product a name in the markets of the world.

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





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