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World Geography

Chapter 7 & 8Vocabulary

Megalopolis A very large city; A Region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas, conspired to be a single urban complex.
Mangrove A tropical tree that grows in a 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 plains.
Sunbelt The southern and southwestern states of the united states from the Carolina to southern California, Characterized by a warn climate and, rapid population growth.
Humus The organic material that results when plants and animals that live in the soil ie and decay
Growing Season In farming, the average number of days between the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall.
Gain Elevator A tall building equipped with machinery for loading , cleaning, storing, discharging grain.
Gain Exchange A place where grain is bought and sold as a commodity.
Thundra A dry treeless plain where temperatures area always cool or cold and specialized plants can grow.
Aqueduct A large pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source over a long distance .
Mantime Bordering on or near the sea
Locks enclosed section of a river in which they raise or lower
Bedrock a solid rock lying under the surface.
Tariff A Tax imposed by a government on imported goods.
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement: an agreement for free trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico.
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