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floating island

noun
1.
a dessert consisting of boiled custard with portions of meringue, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites and sometimes jelly floating upon it or around it.
2.
a floating mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing roots, as on a lake: usually formed by the accumulation of plant litter; sometimes artificially built on wooden platforms, as in the Orient.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
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Examples from the web for floating island
  • It might also be possible for flood debris to form a floating island.
  • The floating body is unlimited in dimension, and can be a floating city or a floating island with no environmental footprint.
British Dictionary definitions for floating island

floating island

noun
1.
a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation
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