The Iberian Peninsula.
An example of a peninsula is the Iberian Peninsula.
- a land area almost entirely surrounded by water and connected with the mainland by an isthmus
- any land area projecting out into water
Origin of peninsulaClassical Latin paeninsula from paene, almost (see passion) + insula, isle
Origin of peninsulaLatin paenīnsula paene almost īnsula island
Kelvin Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
(plural peninsulas or peninsulae)
- (geography) A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.
From Latin paenÄ«nsula, from paene (“almost"), and Ä«nsula (“island").