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tributary
a river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream, or into a lake
peninsula
a piece of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water. It is connected to a larger body of land by a narrow strip of land.
canal
a man-made waterway for transportation or irrigation
summit
the part with the highest elevation, esp. of a mountain; peak
mountain range
a series of mountains having a common origin and geological similarity
source
the place where a stream or river begins
island
a body of land smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water
sea
the salt water covering most of the earth; ocean
delta
a deposit of sand and soil at the mouth of some rivers, esp. large ones, usually in the shape of a triangle
inlet
a bay, stream, or the like that is recessed into or leads inland from a shoreline
mouth
the place where a river flows into a larger body of water
plateau
an elevated, relatively level area of land
bay
a body of water partly surrounded by land, esp. a recessed area along a shoreline; large cove
port
a place where ships load and unload, and its adjacent town or city
cliff
a high, steep or overhanging surface of rock or earth