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pen·in·su·la  audio  (p-nnsy-l, -s-l) KEY 

NOUN:
Abbr. Pen.
A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with the mainland by an isthmus.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin paennsula : paene, almost + nsula, island

OTHER FORMS:
pen·insu·lar(Adjective)


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