What's the correct English term (adjective or a noun) for an island or a small peninsula that have been reclaimed from the sea by merely adding a lot of sand (gravel, dirt, stones, etc.) to the sea? I am especially interested in a term related to the times earlier than 200 years ago. For example, the spit of Vasilyevsky Island in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, was obtained in that way:
Dictionaries give me Hydraulic fill, but that term strikes me as too technical and rather modern.
I am interested either in a noun or an adjective (or, if possible, both). For example:
- This peninsula is a(n) ____________________.
- This is a(n) __________________ peninsula.
Nouns containing one or more spaces (like hydraulic fill) are also fine.