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Iberian Peninsula


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A peninsula of southwest Europe occupied by Spain and Portugal. It is separated from the rest of Europe by the Pyrenees and from Africa by the Strait of Gibraltar.

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  • proper n. A peninsula located in the extreme southwest of Europe which includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar, bordered on the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Pyrenees forming the northeast edge of the peninsula, connecting it to the rest of Europe.


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  • Actually, the Iberian Peninsula was the last bastion of Neanderthals.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: November 30, 2006

  • Syria, Greece, Carthage, and the Iberian Peninsula were the first countries to succumb to the Roman arms outside of Italy.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • Pitt had foreseen amid the shadows of the defeat of Austerlitz that the Iberian Peninsula might be the final field of resistance to Napoleon, and now events had brought his successors to the same view.

    Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century

  • The Iberian Peninsula is the top destination for European golfers, and it has a number of courses in this year's top 20.

    Overseas Property News

  • They try to clear that away nowadays by referring to Hispanic as solely of Spanish heritage, although Hispania was the entire Iberian Peninsula, meaning that Cardozo, who was of Portuguese descent, would have been first.

    BREAKING: Obama Picks Sotomayor - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • He's the chef and owner of 42, an upscale dining room perched in a soaring tower of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in White Plains, New York. 42 offers diners awe-inspiring views of the Manhattan skyline that complement Goncalves' Mediterranean cuisine that's quite reflective of the flavors and ingredients found in the Iberian Peninsula, especially Portugal.

    Jeanine Barone: Portuguese Kitchen Fun in Westchester

  • Downes also arranged for Sidney and Eleanor Clark, a wealthy Philadelphia couple, to approach the embassy posing as producers who were planning expeditions to the Iberian Peninsula to record color films of folk dances for American museums.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • With the North Africa invasion just eight months away, the U.S. military, which feared a German flanking maneuver through the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish Morocco, wanted every scrap of information it could find on Spanish intentions.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • He was dealing with two crises on the Iberian Peninsula.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Another region on the Iberian Peninsula, perhaps better known for producing glorious, sweet, red wine, is northern Portugal, home to port wine.

    Iberia's Hidden Gems


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