- An aggregation of driftwood, roots, etc., capable of bearing soil, floated out from a river delta or similar.
- 2010, C. Barry Cox, Peter D. Moore, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach, page 225:
- Such a floating island could carry small animals such as frogs, lizards, or rats, the resistant eggs of other animals, and specimens of plants not adapted to oceanic dispersal.
- A French cold dessert consisting of an "island" of meringue, made of egg whites and sugar, floating in a "sea" of custard.
an aggregation of driftwood, roots, etc.