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land forms vocab

unit one vocab

PLAIN A large area of flat or gently sloping land
RESERVOIR A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. a supply or source of something
ARCHIPELAGO A large group or chain of islands
OASIS A small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well
DELTA A land form that is formed at the mouth of the river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, or lake
PENINSULA A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides
ESTUARY The tidal mouth of a river, where the tide meets the steam
DESERT An arid region with little rainfall
HARBOR A sheltered part of water deep enough to anchor ship
MOUNTAIN A natural elevation of the earth usually greater than 610m
CANAL An artificial water constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships
GULF A deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth
CRAG A steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of a rock
PASS A narrow route across a relatively low notch or depression in mountain barrier
GORGE A small canyon
PLATEAU A land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side
DIVIDE The line or zone of higher ground between two streams
STRAIT A narrow passage of water connecting two bodies of water
Created by: royisproace