Coney-island



[koh-nee] /ˈkoʊ ni/

noun
1.
an area in S Brooklyn in New York City: amusement park and beach.
/ˈkəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
an island off the S shore of Long Island, New York: site of a large amusement park

community in Brooklyn, N.Y., so called for the rabbits once found there (see coney) and was known to the Dutch as Konijn Eiland, from which the English name probably derives. It emerged as a resort and amusement park center after the U.S. Civil War.

Section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: Famed as a beach resort and amusement center.

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