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Islands

archipelago

noun

a large group of small islands

atoll

noun

an island in the form of a ring, made of coral (=the pink or white outer structure of very small sea animals)

desert island

noun

a small tropical island with no people living on it

island

noun

a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water

Island

noun

used in the name of an island

island

noun

connected with an island, or living on an island

isle

noun

an island. This is used mainly in literature or in the name of a group of islands

islet

noun

a small island

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