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Bay
Part of a body of water that extends into the land.
Canyon
A deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
cape
Curved or pointed part of a coastline that sticks out into the water.
coast
Land beside a sea or an ocean.
delta
Land built up at the mouth of a river.
gulf
part of a body of water that extends into the land; larger than a bay.
island
Body of land completely surrounded by water.
isthmus
Narrow piece of land connecting two larger pieces of land.
lake
body of water completely surrounded by land; usually fresh water.
mountain
Raised area of land, usually with steep sides; the highest landforms.
mouth of a river
Place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
peninsula
Narrow piece of land sticking out into water and surrounded by water on three sides.
plain
Flat or gently rolling land, usually not far above sea level.
plateau
Flat or gently rolling land higher than the surrounding land.
river
Large stream of water that flows through land.
tributary
A small stream of water that flows through the land feeding into a river.
valley
Low land between hills or mountains.
strait
A narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water.