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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: paeninsula, from paene 'almost' + insula 'island'

peninsula

noun
     
pe‧nin‧su‧la [countable]
SG a piece of land almost completely surrounded by water but joined to a large area of land:
the Korean peninsula
peninsular adjective
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