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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of Hawaii on the eastern coast of the island of Hawaii on Hilo Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Settled in the 1820s by American missionaries, the city grew as a shipping port, especially for sugar cane, and as a tourist center.

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

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  • noun a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii

Etymologies

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Hawaiian Hilo.

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