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A bowl-shaped landform surrounded by higher land.
Basin
Part of an ocean or lake that extends deeply into the land.
Bay
A small, flat-topped hill; smaller than a mesa or plateau.
Butte
A channel built to carry water for irrigation or transportation.
Canal
A deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
Canyon
The land along an ocean.
Coast
A wall built across a river, creating a lake that stores water.
Dam
Land made of soil left behind as a river drains into a larger body of water.
Delta
A dry environment with few plants or animals.
Desert
A mound, hill, or ridge of sand heaped up by the wind.
Dune
A huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land.
Glacier
Part of an ocean that extends into the land; larger than a bay.
Gulf
A sheltered place along a coast where boats dock safely.
Harbor
A rounded, raised landform; not as high as a mountain.
Hill
A body of land completely surrounded by water.
Island
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land.
Isthmus
A body of water completely surrounded by land.
Lake
A hill with as flat top; smaller than a plateau.
Mesa
A high landform with steep sides; higher than a hill.
Mountain
A narrow gap through a mountain range.
Mountain Pass
A row or chain of mountains.
Mountain Range
The place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
Mouth
A fertile area in a desert that is watered by a spring.
Oasis
A large body of salt water; oceans cover much of Earth's surface.
Ocean
The top of a mountain.
Peak
A body of land surrounded on three sides by water.
Peninsula
A large area of nearly flat land.
Plain
A high, flat area that rises steeply above the surrounding land.
Plateau
A place where ships load and unload their goods.
Port
A natural or artificial lake used to store water.
Reservoir
A stream of water that flows across the land and empties into another body of water.
River
All the land that is drained by a river and its tributaries.
River Basin
The starting point of a river.
Source
A narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water.
Strait
A line above which trees do not grow.
Timberline
A smaller river that flows into a larger river.
Tributary
An area of low land between hills or mountains.
Valley
An opening in Earth's surgace through which hot rock and ash are forced out.
Volcano
A flow of water falling vertically.
Waterfall