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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of Hawaii on the eastern coast of Hawaii Island on Hilo Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Settled in the 1820s by American missionaries, the city is a trade and shipping center whose economy depends heavily on sugar exports and tourism. Population: 40,700.

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  • proper n. largest town on the island of Hawaii, located at the eastern corner of the island.

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  • n. a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii

Etymologies

Hawaiian Hilo. (Wiktionary)

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