mauna loa

[ mou-nuh loh-uh, maw-nuh ]
/ ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə /

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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Origin of mauna loa

after Mauna Loa

Definition for mauna loa (2 of 2)

Mauna Loa
[ mou-nuh loh-uh, maw-nuh ]
/ ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə /

noun

an active volcano on the island of Hawaii. 13,680 feet (4170 meters).
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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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