largest of the islands forming Japan: 87,992 sq mi (227,898 sq km); chief city, Tokyo
The largest island of Japan, in the central part of the country between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
OriginSee also: Honshū
From Japanese 本州 (honshū, “main island”), from Middle Chinese 本 (pwón "main") + 州 (t͡ʃjuw "province").
Proper nounSee also: Honshu
- Alternative spelling of Honshu.