Chersonese

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geographical name Cher·so·nese \ ˈkər-sə-ˌnēz , -ˌnēs \
variants: or ancient Chersonesus play \ˌkər-sə-ˈnē-səs\

Definition of Chersonese

any of several peninsulas: such as (1) Jutland (the Cim*bri*an Chersonese play \ˈsim-brē-ən\ ); (2) the Malay Peninsula (the Golden Chersonese ); (3) Crimea (the Tau*ric Chersonese play \ˈtȯr-ik\ ); (4) Gallipoli (the Thra*cian Chersonese play \ˈthrā-shən\ )

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