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

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

a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
the Peninsula, short for the Iberian Peninsula

1610s, from peninsula + -ar.

1530s, from Latin pæninsula “a peninsula,” literally “almost an island,” from pæne “almost” + insula “island” (see isle). Earlier translated as demie island.
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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