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an artificial waterway for transportation, drainage or irrigation
canal
the deepest part of a river harbor
channel
a dry, barren region having little or no moisture or vegetation
desert
an area of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent
island
an arc shaped chain of islands
archipelago
where a stream empties into a larger body of water
mouth
barren land with roughly eroded ridges, peaks and mesas
badlands
an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bay
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
isthmus
a flat topped piece of land rising sharply above the surrounding land
plateau
point of origin (where it starts) of a stream of water
source
highest point of a mountain
summit
a ring-shaped coral island on the rim of an underground volcano
atoll
isolated, flattop, rocky hill with steep slopes
butte
triangular plain formed by gravel, silt, sand and clap deposited at the outh of a river
delta
deep valley with high, steep walls
canyon
pointed piece of land jutting into the sea from a coastline
cape
long, narrow sea inlet bordered by steep cliffs, gouged out by a glacier
fjord
natural hot spring that ejects steam & hot water
geyser
large body of ice
glacier
area of sea or ocean partially enclosed by land; larger than a bay
gulf
natural land elevation smaller than a mountain
hill
mass of floating ice that has broken away from a glacier
iceberg
shallow pool of water at the center of an atoll
lagoon
flattop, elevated landform
mesa
body of saltwater surrounded almost entirely by land
sea
vast, treeless plains with permafrost and small, low plants
tundra
a stream feeding a larger stream or lake
tributary
a vast semi-arid grass-covered plain
steppe
large pieces of flat lands
plain