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Geographic dictionary

TermDefinition
Plateau A large,Flat,elevated area of land.
Oasis An area in the desert with a water source.
Glacier A large area of slowly-moving ice.
Mountain An area of rugged land that generally rises higher then 2,000 feet.
Desert An extremely dry area with little water and few plants.
Valley an area of low land between hills or mountains.
Canyon A deep, narrow, valley with steep walls.
Dune A hill of sand shaped by the wind.
Hill A rounded, elevated area of land smaller than a mountain.
Volcano an opening in the earth's crust where lava, ash, and gases erupt.
Plain A nearly flat area.
Coast an area of land near the ocean
Gulf A large part of the ocean that extends into land.
Wetland An area of and covered by shallow water
Isthmus A narrow piece of land connecting two larger land areas.
Ocean A large body of water
delta An area where a river deposits soil into ocean.
River A natural flow of water that runs through the land.
Forest An area of densely wooden land.
Sinkhole A circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses.
Strait A narrow body of water connected two larger bodies of water.
Island An area of land surrounded entirely by water.
Bay Part of a large body of water that is smaller than a gulf.
Peninsula An area of land that sticks out into the lake or ocean.
Coral Reef An ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals.
Lake An inland body of water.
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