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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 sugarcane, and as a tourist center.
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a seaport on E Hawaii island, in SE Hawaii. 35,269.
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|Noun||1.||Hilo - a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii|
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
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