floating island

noun

Definition of floating island

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

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Blobs of melted cheese on a margherita collide like floating islands. Bill Addison, latimes.com, "The pizzeria in ‘Eat Pray Love’ has a new Hollywood knockoff. It’s a flop.," 11 July 2019 More like floating islands, vegetation mats as big as baseball infields have occasionally been spotted by sailors on the high seas. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "A Primer to Our Planet of Monkeys," 12 June 2019 Even if the actual floating islands are some time away, this proposal would initiate the development. Leah Asmelash And Brian Ries, CNN, "They want to create floating islands to convert sunlight into energy. Here's how they'd work," 17 June 2019 Most recently, Fortnite was invaded by the mysterious cube, which slowly rolled across the map, and eventually created a floating island. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite’s mysterious cube is gone, leaving behind a brand new location," 4 Nov. 2018 The mysterious cube, which traveled to Loot Lake and created the game’s floating islands, initiated another of Epic’s rare in-game events: this time, transporting players into a mystical realm full of ethereal butterflies. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 So far, the floating island projects have been small scale. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Plastic bottles you recycle at Jazz Fest won't curb coastal erosion, contractor says," 27 Apr. 2018 From above, the floating island juts out into the water in a rounded triangular shape and creates a Where’s Waldo tableau with hoards of people gathered around the geometric pools. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark," 9 July 2018 The program will design and build a floating island, called Shedd’s River Island, which will be installed on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River on Friday, July 6. Savannah Eadens, chicagotribune.com, "Shedd Aquarium wants you to look nature in the eye this summer, via new outdoor aquatic exhibits," 26 June 2018

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1771, in the meaning defined above

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