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atoll

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at=oll

CIDE DICTIONARY

atolln. [The native name in the Indian Ocean.].
     A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

atoll, n. a ring-shaped coral reef enclosing a lagoon.

Etymology
Maldive atolu

THESAURUS

atoll

ait, archipelago, bar, cay, continental island, coral head, coral island, coral reef, holm, insularity, island, island group, islandology, isle, islet, key, oceanic island, reef, sandbank, sandbar

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atoll

Island

N island, isle, islet, eyot, ait, holf, reef, atoll, breaker, archipelago, islander, insular, seagirt, archipelagic, Fluids in Motion.


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