Meaning of Long Island

Long" Is'land

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  1. an island in SE New York: the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens of New York City are located at its W end. 118 mi. (190 km) long; 12–20 mi. (19–32 km) wide; 1682 sq. mi. (4356 sq. km).
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