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Meaning of peninsula

pen•in•su•la

Pronunciation: (pu-nin'su-lu, -nins'yu-lu), [key]
— n.
  1. an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
    1. Spain and Portugal together; Iberian Peninsula; Iberia.
    2. a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
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