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Cole Map 2 Vocab

vocab prep for land forms

word definition
mountain Land with steep sides that rise sharply from the surrounding land.
plain Area of level land usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses.
river Large natural stream of water that flows through land.
bay Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline.
cape Point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean.
plateau Area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300 to 3, 000 feet high.
canyon a deep, narrow valley with steep walls.
island Body of land completely surrounded by water.
valley Low land between hills or mountains.
gulf Part of a body of water that extends into a shoreline; larger and deeper than a bay.
peninsula Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water.
coast Land along a sea or an ocean.
tributary Small stream or river that flows into a larger river or stream.
isthmus Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas.
delta Flat, low land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth.
mouth of a river Place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
Created by: dcole