American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An active volcano, about 4,208 m (13,796 ft) high, of north-central Hawaii Island. It is the highest peak in the islands.
- n. an active volcano on north central Hawaii Island; highest peak in the Hawaiian Islands
- Hawaiian mauna ("mountain") + kea ("white") (Wiktionary)
“In one story I just read, there was this snow spirit, Poli’ahu, who lived on Mauna Kea and got in a fight with her sister, the volcano spirit, Pele…”
“He ran new blowups of films taken by the Mauna Kea telescopes as far back as the late l970s.”
“Mauna Kea rose nearly 14,000 feet above the sea -- and plunged 20,000 feet downward to the sea bottom, making it a bigger mountain than Everest.”
“When the alien ship came into the solar system almost fifteen years ago, a few telescopes including Mauna Kea happened to be pointed that way ..”
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