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mountain range
a long connected chain of mountains and hills, such as the "Rockies"
source (river)
the area where a river originates and begins its journey to the sea- often a spring
mouth (river)
where a river flows into a larger body of water
peninsula
body of land surrounded by water on three sides connected to a continent by a narrow neck or ithmus
island
body of land surrounded by water on all sides
plateau
an area of flat land that is higher than the land around it
tributary
a river or strem that flows in a larger river or stream
canal
a waterway made by artifical means, as by digging
delta
an area of land shaped like a triangle, formed by sand & mud deposits at the mouth of a river
sea
body of salt water within an ocean, nearlt enclosed by land
bay
part of the sea that extends into the land
port
a harbor; any bay, cove, inlet or recess of a sea or lake
summit
Peak, pinnicle or crest; top of a mountain
inlet
a small or narrow body of water (bay or cove) along a coast, particially enclosed by land
cliff
a high steep face of rock or earth
isthmus
narrow strip of land that runs between two bodies of water and joins two bodies of land
mesa
isolated rocky hill or mountain with a flat top
strait
a narrow passage or pass in a mountain or ocean between continents or oceans
fjord fiord
a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs or slopes
archipelago
group of islands clustered together in a an open exspanse of sea/ocean
estuary
an arm of the sea, a narrow passage mouth of river or lake where the tide meets the current, ebbs or flows
fall line
area whre rivers descend from piedmont to plains and from waterfalls to rapids
glacier
great mass of ice slowly sliding down a mountain slope or thru a valley
peidmont
hilly land at the foot of a mountain
cataracks
a large dramatic waterfall that plunges down from a high overhanging precipice
chasm
a small canyon
reservoir
a place where water is collected & kept for use
precipice
a high over hanging piece of a cliff
arroyo
the clay bed of a stream or gully, or small river