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CH 7 and 8

vocab ch. 7 and 8

megalopolis a very large city; a region made up 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 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 plain
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 olants and animals that live in late summer and early fall, with winds of at least 74 miles per hour
growing season in farming, the average number of days between the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall
grain elevator a tall building equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and discharging 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
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
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