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channel
the deeper part of a river, harbor or stait
atoll
a coral island consisting of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon
butte
a small flat topped hill smaller than a plateau or a mesa
canyon
steep narrow valley w steep sides
cliff
a high steep face of a rock or earth
lake
a body of water surrounded by land
mountain
a high rounded or pointed land form w steep sides higher than a hill
mountain range
row or chain of mountains
oasis
place in desert made fertile by a steady supply of water
plain
large area of flat or nearly flat land
port
a place where ships load and unload goods
dune
a mound hill or ridge of sand that is heaped by the wind
isthmus
a narrow strip of land bordered by water that connects two bodies of land
harbor
a protected place along a shore
island
body of land completely surrounded by water
lagoon
shallow body of water partly or completely enclosed with in an atoll
reservoir
natural or artificial lake used to store water
river basin
all land drained by a river and all its tribunaries
source
place where a river or stream begins
timberline
imaginary line on a mountain above which trees do not grow
valley
area of low land between hills and mountains
waterfall
flow of water falling from a gigh place to a lower plane
coast
land along an ocean or sea
delta
dland formed at the mouth of a river by deposits of silt sand and pebbles
mesa
a high flat land form rising steeply above the surrounding land smaller than a plateau larger than a butte
peninsula
a body of land nearly surrounded by water
desert
a very dry area where few plants grow
fjord
deep narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs
hill
a rouned rasised land form not as high as a mountain
isthmus
a narrow strip of land bordered by water that connects 2 larger bodies of land
reef
a ridge of sand rock or coral that lies at or near the surface of a sea
river
a large stream of water that flows across the land and usually empties into a lake orcean or other river
sea
a large body of water partly or entirely surrounded by land. Another word for ocean
strait
a narrow waterway or channel connecting 2 larger bodies of water
triputary
a river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream