from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A peninsula.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A peninsula; a tract of land of any extent which is nearly surrounded by water, but is united to a larger tract by an isthmus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A peninsula; a tract of land nearly surrounded by water, but united to a larger tract by a neck of land or isthmus.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin chersonēsus, from Greek khersonēsos : khersos, dry land + nēsos, island; see snā- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin Chersonēsus, from Ancient Greek χερσόνησος (khersonēsos) (“peninsula”, originally specifically the Gallipoli peninsula), from χέρσος (khersos, "dry land") + νῆσος (nēsos, "island").
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