desert island

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desert island
 
n
a small remote tropical island

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Main Entry:  desert island
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an isolated tropical island with few or no inhabitants
Example:  The best thing about the first season of "Lost" was seeing how the castaways survived on a desert island.
Etymology:  1607
Main Entry:  desert island
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a remote uninhabited tropical island; also written deserted island
Example:  A desert island is written about as a place where individuals or small groups of people find themselves marooned or castaway, cut off from civilization.
Etymology:  by 1607
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