Lagoon island
lagoon la*goon" (l[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool, pond, lacus lake. See {Lake}, and cf. {Lacuna}.] [Written also {lagune}.] 1. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice. [1913 Webster]

2. A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See {Atoll}. [1913 Webster]

{Lagoon island}, a coral island consisting of a narrow reef encircling a lagoon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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