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mountain range
a series of mountains in a row
source
the beginning of a stream of water
mouth
the place where a stream enters a larger body of water
peninsula
a portion of land nearly surrounded by water; also: a piece of land jutting out into the water
island
an area of land surround by water and smaller than a continent
plateau
a usually large level land area raised above adjacent land on at least one side
tributary
a stream flowing into a larger stream or a lake
canal
an artificial waterway for boats or for draining or irrigating land
delta
the triangular or fan-shaped piece of land made by deposits of mud and sand at the mouth of a river
sea
a body of salt water not as large as an ocean <the Mediterranean Sea>
bay
an indentation into the land formed by a body of water and usually larger than an inlet and smaller than a gulf
port
a place where ships may ride secure from storms; a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo
summit
the highest point (as of a mountain)
inlet
a small or narrow bay
cliff
a high steep surface of rock, earth, or ice
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
mesa
a flat-topped hill or small plateau with steep sides
strait
a narrow channel connecting two large bodies of water
fiord (fjord)
a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
archipelago
a wide stretch of water with many scattered islands; also : a group of islands
estuary
a passage where the tide meets a river current; especially : an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
fall line
boundary between the piedmont and the coastal plain
glacier
a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
piedmont
lying or formed at the base of mountains
arroyo
an often dry gully or channel carved by water
cataracts
a large waterfall : a sudden rush like a waterfall
chasm
a deep split or gap in the earth
resevoir
a body of water that has been collected and stored for use
precipice
a very steep and high face of a rock or mountain