Melville PeninsulaMelville Peninsula
peninsula in NE Canada, opposite Baffin Island: c. 250 mi (402 km) long
Origin of Melville Peninsulaafter Viscount Melville: see Melville
A peninsula of central Nunavut, Canada, between Foxe Basin and an arm of the Gulf of Boothia. It is separated from Baffin Island by a narrow strait.