Honshu

geographical name
Hon·​shu | \ ˈhän-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce Honshu (audio) , ˈhȯn-\
variants: or Hondo \ ˈhän-​(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Hondo (audio) , ˈhȯn-​ \

Definition of Honshu

island of Japan; chief island of the group area 86,246 square miles (223,377 square kilometers), population 100,254,208

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