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Land Forms-World Geography
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a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.
a large open area of grassland, especially in the Mississippi River valley.
an isolated flat-topped hill with steep sides, found in landscapes with horizontal strata.
a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia.
an area of relatively level high ground.
a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust.
a deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it.
a fertile spot in a desert where water is found.
a low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.
a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth.
a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
a group of islands.
a sea or stretch of water containing many islands.
a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral.
a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.
a triangular tract of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river, typically where it diverges into several outlets.
a ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea.
a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
a point or extension of land jutting out into water as a peninsula or as a projecting point.
a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
a large body of water surrounded by land.
a large waterfall.
a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.
a tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source.
a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water
a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward.
an area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh.
a deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth.
the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream.