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desert island

noun
1.
a small remote tropical island
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Contemporary definitions for desert island
noun

an isolated tropical island with few or no inhabitants

Examples

The best thing about the first season of "Lost" was seeing how the castaways survived on a desert island.

Word Origin

1607

noun

a remote uninhabited tropical island; also written deserted island

Examples

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.

Word Origin

by 1607

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