mainland

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From Middle English mayne londe; equivalent to main +‎ land. Compare Scots mayn-land, magan-land, madin-land (mainland), Faroese meginland (mainland), Icelandic meginland (mainland).

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mainland (plural mainlands)

  1. The continent; the principal land, as distinguished from islands or a peninsula.
  2. The principal island of a group.

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