15 terms

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mountain range
a long connected chain of mountains and hills
ocean ridge
a massive mountain range lying in the bottom of an ocean or sea
tributaries
streams and rivers flowing into a larger river
swamp
a marsh with trees...contains more water and deeper water than a marsh
cascade
a small, splashing waterfall that tumbles down a mountainside in a series of steps
peak
the highest part of a mountain
headwater
the area where a river originates
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land and narrowly separates two large bodies of water
lake
a large inland body of water larger than ponds
meander
a bend in the winding, looping course of many lowland rivers
mouth
the place where a stream flows into a larger body of water
drainage basin, watershed
region drained by a great river and all its tributaries
cavern
a large cave of room size or larger
foothill
a hill at the base of a mountain
moraine
a mass of debris, carried by glaciers and forming ridges and mounds when deposited
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