Definition of Peloponnese in US English:

Peloponnese

(also Peloponnesus)

proper noun

  • The mountainous southern peninsula of Greece, connected to central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth. Greek name Pelopónnisos.

Origin

From Greek, literally ‘island of Pelops’.

Pronunciation

Peloponnese

/ˌpeləpəˈnēz//ˌpɛləpəˈniz/