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

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for kona

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  • Do you wonder that I lost my heart to Kona eighteen years ago?

  • Lyte was Sheriff of Kona, and it was his business to find her.

  • 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