Origin of atoll
Examples from the Web for atoll
Plus, Kate and William could hardly have picked a worse time for their luxury vacation to a resort in Noonu atoll.William and Kate Leave Baby George Behind As They Jet Off On Maldive Holiday|Tom Sykes|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Local paper HaveeryOnline reports that the royal couple are known to be spending their vacation at a resort in Noonu atoll.
First, you would have to decide that the atoll was a viable option.
Only an occasional coral reef or atoll now broke the monotony of a dead and oily sea.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
The Malahini laid squarely into the narrow passage which was the lagoon entrance of a large, long, and narrow oval of an atoll.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
Otoo and I lived with the natives of the atoll for a week, when we were rescued by the French cruiser and taken to Tahiti.
The atoll presents some very remarkable geological features.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Even as Captain Lynch spoke, a great watery mass smote the atoll.
British Dictionary definitions for atoll
Word Origin for atoll
Word Origin and History for atoll
1620s, atollon, from Malayam atolu "reef," probably from adal "closing, uniting." Popularized in present form by Darwin's writings.
Science definitions for atoll
Culture definitions for atoll
A coral island that surrounds a lagoon. (See coral reef.)