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Landforms and Bodies of Water

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volcano
an opening in the earth's cruset from which lava flows
hill
mound of earth with a rounded top that is smaller than a mountain
river
a thin natural waterway that allows water to flow into a lake or ocean
peninsula
thin strip of land that extends into a body of water
valley
low land between hills or mountains
lake
a large natural area of water surrounded by land
mountain
large tall rock that extends into the air that is taller than a hill
bay
a natural area of water that is mostly surrounded by land
plain
a large area of flat land or gently rolling land
island
area of land that is completely surrounded by water
delta
low watery land formed at the mouth of a river
plateau
large area of flat land that is higher than the land around it
canyon
a large crack in the ground that is formed by a river or a series of eathquakes
waterfall
water falling over a cliff
isthmus
narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two large areas of land