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Land and Water Forms
the names of common land and water forms
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09/12/2006

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Bay
Definition
A part of a lake, sea, or ocean with land around some of it. (smaller than a gulf)
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Delta
Definition
A triangular-shaped area of land at the mouth of a river.
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Desert
Definition
A dry land with few plants.
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Gulf
Definition
A body of water with land around some of it, but larger than a bay.
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Hill
Definition
Rolling land that rises above the land around it.
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Island
Definition
A body of water with land on all sides.
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Mountain
Definition
The highest kind of land.
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Mouth of river
Definition
A place where a river empties into another body of water.
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Lake
Definition
A body of water with land on all sides.
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Ocean
Definition
A large body of salt water.
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Peninsula
Definition
Land that has water around three sides of it.
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Plain
Definition
A very flat land.
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Plateau
Definition
A large area of high, flat land with steep sides.
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River
Definition
A large stream of water that flows across the land.
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Riverbank
Definition
The land along a river.
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Source of river
Definition
A place where a river or stream begins.