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Meaning of CHERSONESE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cher"so*nese\ (k[~e]r"s[-o]*n[=e]s), n. [Gr.
cherso`nhsos; che`rsos land + nh`sos island.]
A peninsula; a tract of land nearly surrounded by water, but
united to a larger tract by a neck of land or isthmus; as,
the Cimbric Chersonese, or Jutland; the Tauric Chersonese, or
Crimea.

 

 

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