Chersonese kûrsōnēs´ [key] or Chersonesus –nē´səs [key] [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See Crimea (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia) Gallipoli Peninsula (Chersonesus Thracica) Malay Peninsula (Chersonesus Aurea) Jutland (Chersonesus Cimbrica).

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