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) A large group
or chain of islands.
A ring-shaped coral island or string of islands
surrounding a lagoon.
An area of low-lying land surrounded by
Part of an ocean, sea, or lake extending into
the land. Usually smaller than a gulf.
The gently sloping shore of an ocean or
other body of water, especially that part covered
by sand or pebbles.
A small, flat-topped hill. A butte
is smaller than a plateau or a mesa.
A waterway built to carry water for
navigation or irrigation. Navigation canals
usually connect two other bodies of water
A deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
A projecting part of a coastline that extends
into an ocean, sea, gulf, bay, or lake.
a high, steep face of rock or earth
land along an ocean or sea
a wall built across a river to hold back the flowing water
land formed at the mouth of a river by deposits of silt, sand, pebbles
a very dry area where few plaants grow
a mound, hill, or ridge of sand that is heaped up by the wind
a deep, narrow inlet of the sea between high, steep cliffs
a hilly area at the base of a mountain range
a large sheet of ice that moves slowly over some land surface or down a valley
part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land. Larger than a bay
a protected place along a shore where ships can safely anchor
a rounded, raised landform, not as high as a mountain
a body of land completely surrounded by water
a narrow strip of land bordered by water that connects two larger bodies of land
a shallow body of water partly or completely enclosed within an atoll. Also, a shallow body of sea water partly cut off from the sea by a narrow strip of land
a body of water surrounded by land
A high, flat landform rising steeply above the
surrounding land. is smaller than a
plateau and larger than a butte.
a high, rounded or pointed landform with steep sides, higher than a hill
and opening or gap through a mountain range
a row or chain of mountains
the place where a river empties into another body of water
a place in the desert made fertile by a steady supply of water
one of the earth's four largest bodies of water.
the pointed top of a mountain or hill
a body of land nearly surrounded by water
a large area of flat or nearly flat land
A high, flat landform that rises steeply
above the surrounding land. is larger
than a mesa or a butte.
a place where ships load and unload goods
a ridge of sand, rock, or coral that lies at or near the surface of a sea
a natural or artificial lake used to store water
a large stream of water that flows across the land and usually empties into a lake, ocean, or other river
all the land drained by a river and its tributaries
a large body of water partly or entirely surrounded by land. Another word for ocean
the place where a river or stream begins
A narrow waterway or channel connecting
two larger bodies of water.
An imaginary line on mountains above
which trees do not grow.
A river or stream that flows into a larger
river or stream.
An area of low land between hills
An opening in the earth
through which lava, rock, gases, and ash are forced out
a flow of water falling from a high place to a lower place
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