pen·in·su·la (pə-nĭnsyə-lə, -sə-lə)
n. Abbr. Pen.
A piece of land that juts out from a larger land mass and is mostly surrounded by water.
[Latin paenīnsula : paene, almost + īnsula, island.]
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Kelvin Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
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