floating island



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.
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 Asia.

Nearby words

  1. floating dock,
  2. floating exchange rate,
  3. floating foundation,
  4. floating gang,
  5. floating heart,
  6. floating kidney,
  7. floating partition,
  8. floating point,
  9. floating policy,
  10. floating rib

Origin of floating island

First recorded in 1630–40

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British Dictionary definitions for floating island

floating island


a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation
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