Antarctic peninsula



a peninsula in Antarctica, S of South America.
noun
the largest peninsula of Antarctica, between the Weddell Sea and the Pacific: consists of Graham Land in the north and the Palmer Peninsula in the south Former name (until 1964) Palmer Peninsula

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