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(hɒˈkaɪ doʊ)

an island in N Japan, N of Honshu. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km). Formerly, Yezo.
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Noun1.Yezo - the second largest of the four main islands of JapanYezo - the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
Asahikawa - a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area
Sapporo - a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido
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The 27-man provisional squad comprises of the following players: Tafadzwa Ncube, Mpho Rramorweenyane, Ronan McGann, Rambo Masalila, Ishmael Pelaelo, Thabang Moepi, Dent Patrick, Masego Moalosi, Batho Pofelo, Tshoganetso Katse, Mzwandile Munyamane, Roberto Phobe, Kitso Matija, Ketshidile Matenanga, Alphious Mokotedi, Kagiso Molefhi, Prince Chinga, Mpho Yezo, Stanley Simon, Kabelo Sebabi, Thabang Diphera, Phenyo Motlalekgosi, Letlhogile Tsheko, Neil Landsberg, Kaelo Mogotsi and Koorapetse Lesotlho.
The bones, estimated to be anywhere from 90 million to 84 million years old, were unearthed from the Upper Cretaceous Kashima Formation of the Yezo Group in Mikasa City, Hokkaido.
(11) There are 15 JAS-certified 2 by 4 lumber sawmills (7 in Hokkaido and 8 elsewhere) in Japan, which process Japanese domestic species, such as sugi, hinoki, Japanese larch, Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalinensis), and Yezo spruce (Picea jezoensis), as of February 2013 (Japan 2x4 Home Builders Association 2013).