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atoll

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noun \ˈa-ˌtȯl, -ˌtäl, -ˌtōl, ˈā-\

Simple Definition of atoll

  • : an island that is made of coral and shaped like a ring

Full Definition of atoll

  1. :  a coral island consisting of a reef surrounding a lagoon

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Origin of atoll

Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands) atolu


First Known Use: 1625


ATOLL Defined for Kids

atoll

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noun \ˈa-ˌtȯl, -ˌtäl\

Definition of atoll

  1. :  a ring-shaped coral island consisting of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon




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