floating island

noun

: a dessert consisting of custard with floating masses of beaten egg whites

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The world’s largest floating island of plastic, three times the size of France, is made up of 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, part of which contains these fibers that kill thousands of marine animals annually. Lavonne Roberts, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2022 One of the most notable parts of the show was when the artist hopped on a floating island that took him around the Hard Rock Stadium, filled with about 60,000 spectators. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 13 Aug. 2022 The strawberry floating island doesn't take as long to make, but the pavlova is worth the extra time. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2022 And the floating island platform in the swimming pool is certainly the best spot to bask in the sun with a cocktail at hand. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2022 Three favorite desserts are the apple tarte tatin sundae, the floating island and the pistachio crème brûlée (rave-worthy). New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 The floating island, which officially opened in May, rises from the remnants of Pier 54, the former home of the British Cunard-White Star line which operated trans-Atlantic ocean liner voyages between 1910 and 1935. Andrea Mchugh And Julie Loffredi, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021 Lobster thermidore, sea bream gratin and the classic dessert, île flottante (floating island). Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Desserts — chocolate mousse, floating island, profiteroles — run to the classic. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of floating island was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Floating island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20island. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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