- Spain and Portugal together; Iberian Peninsula; Iberia.
- a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
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Origin of peninsula
OTHER WORDS FROM peninsulapen·in·su·lar, adjectivepen·in·su·lar·ism, pen·in·su·lar·i·ty [puh-nin-suh-lar-i-tee, -nins-yuh-], /pəˌnɪn səˈlær ɪ ti, -ˌnɪns yə-/, nountrans·pen·in·su·lar, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for peninsula
This 90-acre park is on the peninsula on the north side of the marina.Berkeley: A City That Fights for the Rights of All|LGBTQ-Editor|November 20, 2020|No Straight News
In Guanacaste and the Nicoya peninsula, communities of Chorotega, the southernmost descendants of the Maya, still grow and process corn much in the same way they have for thousands of years.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food|Nicholas Gill|November 11, 2020|Eater
Andhra Pradesh, stretching from central to peninsular India, is larger than New Zealand.
Wellington's peninsular campaigns and Napoleon's fall changed the face of affairs in Spain.The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)|Thomas C. Dawson
McClellan's Peninsular route had resulted still more fatally.
It consists of a peninsular portion called Jutland, and an extensive archipelago lying east of it.
This was dangerous in the face of the enemy (cf. the Peninsular War), and it was also uneconomical.
The other is situated in a bay on a spot of a peninsular form contiguous to Attica.
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Derived forms of peninsulapeninsular, adjective
Word Origin for peninsula
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A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.