history terms

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Term Definition
Gulf A large part of the ocean that extends into land.
Ocean A large body of water.
Coral Reef An ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals.
Island An area of land entirely surrounded by water.
Wetlands An area of land covered by shallowed water.
Forest An area of densely wooded land.
Lake An inland body of water.
Coast An area of land near the ocean.
Volcano An opening in land.
Canyon A deep narrow valley with steep walls.
Hill A rounded elevated area of land smaller than a mountain.
Plane A nearly flat land.
Dune A hill of sand shaped by wind.
Sinkhole A circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapsed.
Isthmus A narrow piece of land connecting two larger land areas.
Delta An area where a river deposits soil into the ocean.
Bay Part of a large body of water that is smaller than a gulf.
Desert An extremely dry area with little water and few plants.
Glacier A large area of moving ice.
Vally An area of low land between two hills or mountains.
Mountain An area of rugged land that generally rises higher than 2,000 feet.
Oasis An area in the desert with a water source.
Plateau A large flat elevated area of land.
Peninsula An area of land that sticks out into a lake or ocean.
Straight A narrow body of water connecting two bodies of water.
River A natural flow of water that runs through the land.

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