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Chapter 7 & 8


Megalopolis A very large city; a region made ulp 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 or outlet of a lake or a river.
Fall Line Imaginary line between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain, where rivers and streams form waterfalls and streams form higher elevations to the coastal plan.
Sunbelt The southern and southwestern states of the United States, from the Carolinas to 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 number of days between the last frost of spring and the frost of fall.
Grain Elevator A tall building equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and dicharging 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.
Province A territory governed as a political division of a country.
Maritime Bordering on or near the sea; relating to navigation or shipping.
Lock An enclosed section of a canal, in which a ship may be raised or lowered by raising or lowering the level of the water in that section.
Bedrock The solid rock underlying the earth's surface
Separatism A movement to win political, religious, or ethnic independence from another group.
Secede To withdraw formally from membership in a polictial or religious oraganazation.
Customs Fees charged by a government on imported goods.
Tariff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods.
NAFTA North American Free Trad Agreement, whcih pased out trade barriers among the United States, Canada, and Mexico
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