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Landforms

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termDefinition
Archipelago a large group or chain of islands
Bog wet,spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter
Delta a nearly flat plain of alluvial deposit between diverging branches of the mouth of the river often of through, not necessarily, triangular
Fjord a long narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs, usually formed by glacier erosion
Flood Plain an area of low laying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding
Glacier an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains as valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers
Island a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent
Isthmus a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting to larger bodies of land
Peninsula an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
Plain a large area of flat land with few trees
Plateau a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyon
Rifts a major fault separating blocks on earth
Strait a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
Tributary a stream that flows to a larger stream or body of water
Created by: Barkley157