Chersonese

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Chersonese (kûrsōnēs´) or Chersonesus (–nē´səs) [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).