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lanai

[lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy] /lɑˈnɑ i, ləˈnaɪ/
noun, plural lanais. Hawaiian.
1.
a veranda, especially a fully furnished one used as a living room.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Hawaiian lānai roofed structure with open sides, porch

Lanai

[lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy] /lɑˈnɑ i, ləˈnaɪ/
noun
1.
an island in central Hawaii: pineapple plantations. 141 sq. mi. (365 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for lanai

lanai

/lɑːˈnɑːɪ; ləˈnaɪ/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian word for veranda

Lanai

/lɑːˈnɑːɪ; ləˈnaɪ/
noun
1.
an island in central Hawaii, west of Maui island. Pop: 3193 (2000). Area: 363 sq km. (140 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for lanai

Lanai

island, Maui county, Hawaii, U.S. Situated across the Auau Channel from Maui island, it is formed by the extinct volcano Lanaihale (Palawai; 3,366 feet [1,026 metres]). The sixth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Lanai has an area of 140 square miles (363 square km). Lanai is separated from the island of Kahoolawe (southeast) by the Kealaikahiki Channel and from Molokai (north) by the Kalohi Channel

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