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mountain range
a series of mountains or mountain ridges closely related in direction and position.
source (river)
the point or origin of a stream of water.
mouth (river)
the place where a stream enters a larger body water.
peninsula
a portion of land nearly surrounded by water. a piece of land jutting out into the water.
island
an area of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent
plateau
a large relatively level land area raised above adjacent land on at least one side.
tributary
a stream feeding a larger stream or a lake.
canal
an artificial waterway for navigation 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 less extensive than an ocean.
bay
an inlet or indentation of a body of water (as the sea).
port
a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo
summit
the highest point (as of a mountain).
inlet
a bay or recess in a shore.
cliff
a high steep face of rock.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas.
mesa
a flattopped hill or small plateau with steep sides
strait
a comparatively narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water
fiord or fjord
a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes.
archipelago
a sea or other expanse of water of water with many scattered islands (or the islands themselves).
estuary
a water passage where the tide meets a river current. an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
fall line
marks the area where an upland region and a coastal plain meet and is more prominent where a river crosses it.
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
a watercourse (as a creek or stream) in a dry region. an often dry gully or channel carved by water.
cataracts
steep rapids in a river
chasm
a deep cleft in the earth.
reservoir
an artificial lake where water is collected and kept in quantity for use.
precipice
a very steep or overhanging place (as the face of a cliff).