Penzance

[ pen-zans ]
/ pɛnˈzæns /
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noun

a seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort.

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Penzance

/ (pɛnˈzæns) /

noun

a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop: 20 255 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for penzance

Penzance

place in Cornwall, Pensans (late 13c.), literally "Holy Headland," from Cornish penn "head" + sans "holy."

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