floating-island

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:
1630–40

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floating island
 
n
a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation

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