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delta
a triangle-shaped area at the mouth of a river where rich soil is deposited
glacier
a very large piece of ice that is frozen all year round; a large permanent body of ice moving over the land
island
a piece of land surrounded by water; a piece of land smaller than a continent that is surrounded by water
lake
a natural body of water that is larger than a pond but smaller than an ocean
mountain
a large peak of land higher than a hill; a large area of raised land that comes to a point
ocean
a very large salty body of water; one of the salt water bodies of water that covers most of the earth's surface
peninsula
a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides
plain
a large, flat, low area of land
plateau
a large, relatively flat, but elevated area of land
river
a flowing stream of water; a relatively large flowing stream of water that occurs in nature
valley
a low point or position