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.

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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