Peninsula



[puh-nin-suh-luh, -nins-yuh-luh] /pəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə/

noun
1.
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
2.
the Peninsula,

/pɪˈnɪnsjʊlə/
noun
1.
a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
noun
1.
the Peninsula, short for the Iberian Peninsula
n.

1530s, from Latin pæninsula “a peninsula,” literally “almost an island,” from pæne “almost” + insula “island” (see isle). Earlier translated as demie island.
peninsula
(pə-nĭn’syə-lə)
A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with a larger landmass.

A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.

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