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Meaning of PENINSULA

Pronunciation:  pu'ninsoola

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

PENINSULA is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: Alaska Peninsula, Anatolia, Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Asia Minor, Baja California, Balkan Peninsula, Balkans, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, Choson, Crimea, dry land, earth, ground, Horn of Africa, Iberia, Iberian Peninsula, Indochina, Indochinese peninsula, Italian Peninsula, Jutland, Jylland, Kamchatka Peninsula, Katar, Katar Peninsula, Kola Peninsula, Korea, Korean Peninsula, Labrador-Ungava peninsula, land, Lower California, Lower Peninsula, Malay Peninsula, Nova Scotia, Peloponnese, Peloponnesian Peninsula, Peloponnesus, Qatar, Qatar Peninsula, Scandinavia, Scandinavian Peninsula, Seward Peninsula, Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, solid ground, Somali peninsula, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyr Peninsula, terra firma, Upper Peninsula, Yucatan, Yucatan Peninsula



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pen*in"su*la\, n. [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene
almost + insula an island. See {Isle}.]
A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected
with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.

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 Related Terms: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, bill, breakwater, cape, chersonese, continent, coral reef, delta, Eurasia, Eurasian landmass, Europe, foreland, head, headland, hook, landmass, main, mainland, mull, naze, ness, North America, point, promontory, reef, sandspit, South America, spit, spur, subcontinent, tongue