desert island


noun

a small remote tropical island

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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
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Example sentences from the Web for desert island

  • I am not saying that a boy would really be happy for long, whether on a desert-island or elsewhere, without his father and mother.

    If I May|A. A. Milne
  • At first the presence and activities of Prue had added a tang of much-needed spice to this desert-island existence.

    In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
  • As long as a desert-island book contains certain ingredients, I do not mind if other superfluous matter creeps in.

    If I May|A. A. Milne