floating island


Definition of floating island

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

Examples of floating island in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Desserts — chocolate mousse, floating island, profiteroles — run to the classic. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 The function of the floating island evolved over time. Ian Volner, Curbed, 18 May 2020 The new frozen floating island is labeled A-76 and measures about 4,320 square kilometers (1,668 square miles), according to the ESA. Eric Mack, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The Government of the Maldives revealed plans for the world’s first true floating island city, which will begin construction in 2022. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2021 At the halfway point, the causeway cuts across a circular floating island made of wooden planks, like a summer camp’s swimming dock. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021 Two rooms of meticulous drawings show forking islands, vanishing islands, island mazes—even a floating island garden on a barge that was intended to circumnavigate Manhattan. The Economist, 8 Dec. 2020 A century ago Ellesmere’s northern coast had one 8,600 square km shelf, a floating island of ice driven onto shore some 4,000 years ago. The Economist, 15 Aug. 2020 It's believed the prehistoric Ucayalipithecus monkeys made the more than 900-mile trip across the Atlantic (a narrower ocean at the time) on floating islands of vegetation that broke off from coastlines, possibly during a tropical storm. Katie Hunt, CNN, 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of floating island

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floating island was in 1771

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8 Sep 2021

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“Floating island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20island. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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