Definition of Ellis Island in English:

Ellis Island

Syllabification: El·lis Is·land
Pronunciation: /ˌeləs ˈīlənd
An island in the bay of New York that served as an entry point for immigrants to the US 1892–1943 and as a detention center for people awaiting deportation until 1954. It is now part of a national monument and houses an immigration museum.

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