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Definition of Ellis Island noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Ellis Island

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NAmE//ˌɛləs ˈaɪlənd//
 
 
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a small island near New York City that from 1892 to 1943 was the official place of entry for people coming to live in the U.S. from other countries
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Ellis Island