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Key West

A city of extreme southern Florida on the island of Key West, the westernmost of the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico. Named Cayo Hueso by Spanish explorers in 1513, it became a base for US naval operations against pirates in the 1800s and prospered through fishing and salvaging shipwrecks. In the 1870s, Key West became a center of the Cuban independence movement and has since been home to many artists and writers, notably Ernest Hemingway.
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1. the westernmost island of the Florida Keys, in the Gulf of Mexico. 4 mi. (6.4 km) long; 2 mi. (3.2 km) wide.
2. a seaport on this island: the southernmost city in the U.S. 24,292.
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Noun1.Key West - a town on the westernmost of the Florida keys in the Gulf of MexicoKey West - a town on the westernmost of the Florida keys in the Gulf of Mexico
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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