Chersonese (kûrsōnēsˈ) [key] or Chersonesus –nēˈsəs [Gr., = peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See Crimea (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli Peninsula (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay Peninsula (Chersonesus Aurea); Jutland (Chersonesus Cimbrica).

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