peninsula


peninsula

noun

  1. an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
  2. the Peninsula,
    1. Spain and Portugal together; Iberian Peninsula; Iberia.
    2. a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.

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.

  1. 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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