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World Geo

Chapter 7 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Megalopolis A very large city; a region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas, considered to be a single urban complex.
Mangrove A tropical tree that grows in swampy ground along coastal areas.
Bayou A marshy inlet outlet of a lake or river.
Fall line Imaginary line between the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain, where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from higher elevations to the coastal plain.
Sunbelt The southern and southwestern states of the United States, from the Carolina's to the southern California, characterized by a warm climate and, recently, rapid population growth.
Humus The organic material that results when plants and animals that live in the soil die and decay.
Growing season In farming, the average numbers of days between the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall.
Grain elevator A tall building equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and discharging grain.
Grain exchange A place where grain is bought and sold as a commodity.
Tundra A dry, treeless plain where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow.
Aqueduct A large pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source over a long distance physical features, culture, and economy.
Province Political divisions, and three territories can be divided into five regions based on
Maritime Boarding on or near the sea; relating to navigation or shipping.
Lock Is an enclosed area on a canal that raises or lowers ships from one water level to another.
Bedrock Is solid rock that usually covered by soil, gravel,and sand.
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