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peninsula

pen·in·su·la

peninsula

 
 
pronunciation:
p nIn s l
part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water. It is connected to a larger body of land by a usually narrow strip of land.
Florida is a peninsula with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.
similar words:
cape
derivations: peninsular (adj.), peninsularity (n.)