[moh-luh-kahy, -kah-ee, mol-uh-]


an island in central Hawaii: leper colony. 259 sq. mi. (670 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of molokai

  • Niuli, there, his sister was sent to Molokai seven years ago.

  • Anything unusual or abnormal was sufficient to send a fellow to Molokai.

  • Let us live here, or die here, but do not let us go to the prison of Molokai.

  • The shell-fire had been too terrible, and they had preferred the prison of Molokai.

  • Damien was not sent to Molokai, but went there without orders.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson

British Dictionary definitions for molokai



an island in central Hawaii. Pop: 7404 (2000). Area: 676 sq km (261 sq miles)
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