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mauna loa

[mou-nuh loh-uh, maw-nuh] /ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə/
noun
1.
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
1.
an active volcano on the island of Hawaii. 13,680 feet (4170 meters).
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  • And it was Frank who stood with a warning finger uplifted close by my bedside in the glow of mauna loa.

    The White Man's Foot Grant Allen
  • These strings are a well-known product of the volcanic action of mauna loa, and the natives call them "Pl's hair."

    The White Man's Foot Grant Allen
  • An interesting and somewhat amusing story is told in regard to an eruption of mauna loa in 1881.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • Better not go trusting yourself with any rope too far in the crater of mauna loa.

    The White Man's Foot Grant Allen
  • Of the three volcanoes in the Park, mauna loa is the most productive of new rock, which it pours out on the surface of the land.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • We saw distinctly the high conical volcanic mountain of mauna loa, 14,000 feet high, its peak showing clear above the grey clouds.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • It is not imposing in its situation, lying low on the gradual slope of mauna loa.

  • mauna loa is the highest volcano in the world, being nearly 14,000 feet above the sea.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • For trips to the summits of mauna loa and Haleakala, the visitor should wear woolen underwear and other warm clothing.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • So nearly has the younger absorbed the older, that Kilauea's famous pit of molten lava seems almost to lie upon mauna loa's slope.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
British Dictionary definitions for mauna loa

Mauna Loa

/ˈmaʊnɑː ˈləʊɑː/
noun
1.
an active volcano in Hawaii, on S central Hawaii island. Height: 4171 m (13 684 ft)
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