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Delta
a nearly flat plain of sediment that forms where a river empties into a larger body of water
plain
an area of land not significantly higher than adjacent areas and with relatively minor differences in elevation
channel
the bed of a stream, river, or other waterway.
the deeper part of a waterway.
a wide strait, as between a continent and an island
canyon
a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.
bar
a long ridge of sand, gravel, or other material near or slightly above the surface of the water at or near the mouth of a river or harbor entrance
peninsula
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
oasis
a small fertile or green area in a desert region
lagoon
an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes, or other land forms
archipelago
a group or chain of many islands
canal
a man-made channel of water joining lakes or rivers, or connecting them with the sea
cape
a fairly large piece of land extending into a body of water
cliff
a very steep or vertical slope
crater
a circular-shaped hollow at the top of a volcano or on the surface of the land
desert
arid land; a barren land area containing little or no vegetation
glacier
a large mass or slowly moving ice
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