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n. Chiefly British
A small island.
[Middle English eit, from Old English īgeth, diminutive of īg, īeg, island; see island.]
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dialect an islet, esp in a river
[Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island]
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a small island, esp. in a river.
[before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg island. See island]
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See also related terms for lake.
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