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1. Appalachian Mountains 1. a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 feet (2037 meters).
2. Rocky Mountains 2. the chief mountain system in western North America, extending from central New Mexico to N Alaska.
3. Great Plains 3. a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.
4. Great Basin a region in the Western U.S. that has no drainage to the ocean: includes most of Nevada and parts of Utah, California, Oregon, and Idaho.
5. Chesapeake Bay an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. largest bay in virginia
6. Mississippi River a river flowing S from N Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico
7. Great Lakes a series of five lakes between the U.S. and Canada, comprising Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior; connected with the Atlantic by the St. Lawrence River.
8. The Bering Straight a strait between Alaska and the Russian Federation in Asia, connecting the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
9. James River a river flowing E from the W part of Virginia to Chesapeake Bay.
10. St. Lawrence River a river in SE Canada, flowing NE from Lake Ontario, forming part of the boundary between New York and Ontario, and emptying into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
11. Hudson River a river in E New York State, flowing generally south into Upper New York Bay: linked to the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence Seaway, and Lake Champlain by the New York State Barge Canal and the canalized Mohawk River.
12. Rio Grande a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico.
13. Gulf of Mexico arm of the Atlantic surrounded by the U.S., Cuba, and Mexico.
14. Atlantic Ocean ocean bounded by North America and South America in the Western Hemisphere and by Europe and Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere.
15. Pacific Ocean ocean bordered by the American continents, Asia, and Australia: largest ocean in the world; divided by the equator into the North Pacific and the South Pacific.
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