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mauna loa

[ mou-nuh -loh-uh, maw-nuh ]
/ ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə /
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noun
a vine, Canavalia microcarpa, of the legume family, naturalized in Hawaii, having pink or lavender flowers used to make leis.
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Mauna Loa
[ mou-nuh -loh-uh, maw-nuh ]
/ ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə /

noun
an active volcano on the Island of Hawaii: one of the five shield volcanoes that form the island, and the world’s largest volcano that rises above the ocean. 13,680 feet (4,170 meters).

Origin of Mauna Loa

First recorded in 1840–45; from Hawaiian: literally, “Long Mountain; Great Mountain”
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British Dictionary definitions for mauna loa

Mauna Loa
/ (ˈmaʊnɑː ˈləʊɑː) /

noun
an active volcano in Hawaii, on S central Hawaii island. Height: 4171 m (13 684 ft)
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