Etymology
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Hawaii

from Hawaiian Hawai'i, from Proto-Polynesian *hawaiki. Said to mean "Place of the Gods" and be a reference to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. See also sandwich. Related: Hawaiian (1825). First record of Hawaiian shirt is from 1943.

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Definitions of Hawaii

Hawaii (n.)
a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands;
Synonyms: Hawai'i / Aloha State / hi / Haw.
Hawaii (n.)
the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks;
Synonyms: Hawaii Island
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