Definition of peninsula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈnɪnsjələ//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈnɪnsələ//
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an area of land that is almost surrounded by water but is joined to a larger piece of land the Iberian peninsula (= Spain and Portugal) See related entries: Other geographic regions Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin paeninsula, from paene ‘almost’ + insula ‘island’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peninsula

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