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TermDefinition
desert an area, often covered with sand or rocks, where there is very little rain and not many plants
farmland land that is used for or is suitable for farming
coniferous tree a tree that produces cones and has leaves that do not fall off in the winter
deciduous tree a tree that loses its leaves in autumn and grows new ones in the spring
prairie a wide area of flat land without trees in Canada and the northern US
savanna a grassy plain with few trees and bushes in tropical and subtropical regions
steppes a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
pampas the large, flat areas of land covered in grass in parts of South America
moorland an extensive area of moor
rainforest a dense forest in a tropical area that receives a lot of rain
river valley an extensive, flat and relatively low region which contains a river
tundra very large area of land in the north of Asia, America and Europe where, because it is cold, trees do not grow and ground below the surface is permanently frozen
bay a part of the coast where the land curves in so that the sea is surrounded by land on three sides
cave a large hole in the side of a hill, cliff, or mountain, or one that is underground
cliff a high area of rock with a very steep side, often on a coast
glacier a large mass of ice that moves slowly
gorge a deep, narrow valley with steep sides, usually formed by a river or stream cutting through hard rock
lagoon an area of sea water separated from the sea by a reef - a line of rocks and sand
marsh ground near a lake, a river, or the sea that often floods and is always wet
pond an area of water smaller than a lake, often artificially made
spring a place where water naturally flows out from the ground
bridge a structure that is built over a river, road, or railway to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other
dome a round roof on a building
aqueduct a structure for carrying water across a river or valley
lighthouse a tower which guides ships from danger at night
column a tall, vertical stone post, used to support a building or as a decoration
statue an object made from a hard material, such as stone to look like a person or animal
arch a structure, with a curved top on two supports, that holds the weight of something above it
skyscraper a very tall modern building, usually in a city
Created by: klaraf