Pronunciation: (bab'u-lun, -lon"), [key]
1. an ancient city of SW Asia, on the Euphrates River, famed for its magnificence and culture: capital of Babylonia and later of the Chaldean empire.
2. any rich and magnificent city believed to be a place of excessive luxury and wickedness.
3. a city on S Long Island, in SE New York. 12,388.
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