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Generation
the average time between birht of parents and the birth of thier children
Marsh
Low-lying wedt land where sea water and fresh water mix
plantation
Huge farms in the south. Usually grew cotton rice or tobbaco
Growing season
The time when the weather is warm enough for crops to grow
Swamp
Low-lying wet lands trees and bushes grow shallow water (fresh water)
Food processing
cooking drying canning or freezing of food to prpare it for selling or market
textiles
cloth, fabric
pulp
soft mixture of ground up wood chips that is used to make paper
renewable resource
a resource that can be used again or made again by people or nature (trees, crops are exampler)
Sun Belt
The area of the country that has a mild climate all year
tourist
a person who is traveling to a place for pleasure or vacation
Tourism
selling of goods and services to tourists, Hotels, restaurants, theme parks
inlet
a narrow strip of water leading into the land from a larger body of water
bayou
a slow moving body of water
petroleum
oil pumped out of the ground
Crude oil
the name given to the oil right after it comes from the ground before it has been processed in any way
nonrenewable resource
a resource that can be used only once and then it is gone crude oil and coal are examples
refinery
the factory that turns crude oil into useful products
petrochemical
any chemical that is made from oil examples are plastics, tires, paint
hurricane
a huge storm heavy winds OVER WATER
tornado
storm with swirling winds OVER LAND
Barrier Island
Low narrown islands that are near the coast
Mainland
the continent or part of the continent nearest to an island
legend
a story that has come down from the past parts of the story may not be true
strait
narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water
coral
a stony material that is formed of the skeletons of tiny sea animals
reef
a ridge of rocks sand and coral near the surface of the sea
tropics
a band of warm climate that circles the earth near the equator
territory
a place owned and governed by a country US Virgin islands are example
commonwealth
a territory that governs itself Puerto Rico is an example