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Butte
an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land
Delta
marshy land at the mouth of a river that can be triangular shaped.
Fjord
a long narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs formed by glacial erosion.
Glacier
an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly
Gulf
a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land
Hill
a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain
Island
a tract of land completely surrounded by water and not large enough to be called a continent
Isthmus
a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land
Plain
an area of landnot significantly higher than adjacent areas and with relatively minor differences in elevation, commonly less than 500 feet
Mountain
a natural elevation of land rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill
Plateau
a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above neighboring land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
Swamp
a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation, but unfit for cultivation.
Strait
a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
Valley
an elongated depression (hole) between uplands, hills, or mountains.
Wetland
land that has a wet and spongy soil, as a marsh, swamp, or bog.
Rain Forest
a tropical forest of tall trees, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall.
Ocean
a vast body of salt water that covers almost 3/4 of the earth's surface.
Peninsula
land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
Oasis
a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.
River
a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels.