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

  • An active volcano, 4,172.4 m (13,680 ft) high, of south-central Hawaii Island.

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  • proper n. A volcano in Hawaii, the largest volcano in the world.

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  • n. an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island


Hawaiian mauna ("mountain") + loa ("long") (Wiktionary)


  • If so, they couldn't be very old; Mauna Loa erupted pretty often, and certainly this field had been overflowed several times during the twentieth century.

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  • "Bad luck or no, so far as anyone knows, she -- Mauna Loa is always she to the Old Ones -- she's never taken a life."

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