Definition of Chersonese in English:


Line breaks: Cher¦son|ese
Pronunciation: /ˈkəːsəniːz
  • 1Ancient name for the Gallipoli peninsula.
  • 1.1 (chersonese) • literary A peninsula.


from Latin chersonesus, from Greek khersonēsos, from khersos 'dry' + nēsos 'island'.

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