Peninsula

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Etymology

Latin paeninsula, from paene almost + insula island

Definition

Description

In many Germanic languages, peninsulas are called "half-islands". A peninsula can also be a headland (head), cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. Note that a point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape.