[ahy-lit] /ˈaɪ lɪt/

a very small island.
Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the :
islet cells.
a small island

1530s, from Middle French islette (Modern French îlette), diminutive of isle (see isle).

islet is·let (ī’lĭt)
A small island.


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