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LANDFORMS

TermDefinition
a group or chain of mountains mountain range
a narrow BODY OF WATER that connects two larger bodies of water strait
a high strip of land joining two larger bodies of water cliff
a narrow STRIP OF LAND joining tow larger bodies of water isthmus
a small area of ocean partly surrounded by land bay
the place where a stream or river begins source
a point of land that juts out into the sea or into a lake cape
a large stream of water river
a low hill at the base of a mountain foothill
the land beside the ocean coast
a wide area of flat or gently rolling land plain
a small raised part of the land lower than a mountain hill
a large body of salt water ocean
a large level area of GRASSLAND, with few or no trees prairie
a piece of land completely surrounded by water island
land with a broad base that rises sharply into a peak from the land around it mountain
a very deep valley with steep sides canyon
a sheltered body of water deep enough for ships harbor
a very dry place with little rainfall and few plants desert
the pointed top of a mountain peak
a small flat topped hill with steep sides mesa
soil laid down at the mouth of a river usually shaped like a triangle or a fan delta
a fall or water from a height waterfall
a piece of land surround by water on 3 sides peninsula
a long low area usually between hills or mountains or along a river valley
a very green section in the desert that contains plants and water oasis
a stream that empties onto a larger stream or lake tributary
an area of high flat land that rises above the nearby land on at least one side plateau
a large mass of ice that moves slowly glacier
part of the ocean that extends into the land gulf
a body of fresh or salt water completely surrounded by land lake
an opening in the earth through which lava escapes volcano
a low bowl shaped area surrounded by higher land, a depression in the earth basin
a group of many islands archipelago
butte an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top
 



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