Definition of Mauna kea

1. Noun. An active volcano on north central Hawaii Island; highest peak in the Hawaiian Islands.

Group relationships: Hawaii, Hawaii Island
Generic synonyms: Volcano

Definition of Mauna kea

1. Proper noun. A dormant volcano on Hawaii, the tallest mountain in the world from its base on the sea floor. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mauna Kea

Mau Mau
Mauchart's ligaments
Maud Gonne
Maui Island
Maulvibazar District
Mauna Kea
Mauna Loa
Maunday Thursday
Maunday coin
Maunday money
Maunder minimum
Maundy Thursday
Maundy money
Maureen Catherine Connolly
Maurer's clefts
Maurer's dots

Literary usage of Mauna kea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hawaii and Its Volcanoes by Charles Henry Hitchcock (1909)
"There are many canyons about the base of mauna kea which are likewise criteria of a greater age. mauna kea is ascended from the east and southwest sides, ..."

2. Scenes and Scenery in the Sandwich Islands, and a Trip Through Central by James Jackson Jarves (1844)
"Start for mauna kea.—Camp among Fleas.— Remarkable Crater.—Minerals.—Wild Cattle. — Horses give out. — Men also. — Reach the Summit. ..."

3. The Hawaiian Islands: Their Progress and Condition Under Missionary Labors by Rufus Anderson (1864)
"Former Games and Sports. — Cause of their Decline. — Effect of radiated Heat. — Fine View of mauna kea. — Mauna Loa, and the Eruption of 1859. ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"... the slopes of mauna kea and Manna Loa. Immediately back of Hilo is a somewhat mixed forest composed ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"mauna kea is not nearly so old as the Kohala Mountains, but there is no ... Cinder cones are the predominant type of craters on both mauna kea and the ..."

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