dry land

Definitions of dry land
  1. noun
    the solid part of the earth's surface
    synonyms: earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma
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    America
    North America and South America and Central America
    Continent
    the European mainland
    Asia Minor
    a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
    Anguilla
    a British colony in the West Indies
    Aran Islands
    three small islands belonging to Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay
    Antigua
    the largest of the islands comprising Antigua and Barbuda
    Barbuda
    an island in Antigua and Barbuda
    Redonda
    an island in Antigua and Barbuda
    Bermudas
    a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort
    Bouvet Island
    an island belonging to Norway in the South Atlantic near the Antarctic Circle
    Montserrat
    a volcanic island in the Caribbean; in the West Indies
    Balkan Peninsula
    a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
    Cape Verde Islands
    a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal
    Sao Tiago Island
    largest of the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
    Falkland Islands
    a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
    Ceylon
    an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India
    Chiloe
    the largest Chilean island and the only one to be settled; located off south-central Chile
    Tierra del Fuego
    an archipelago off southern South America; separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan; islands are administered by Chile and by Argentina
    Cape Horn
    a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)
    Formosa
    an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
    Nationalist China
    a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
    Indochinese peninsula
    a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
    Comoro Islands
    three main islands and numerous islets in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar
    Central America
    the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
    Yucatan Peninsula
    a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea
    Guadalupe Island
    a Mexican island in the Pacific to the west of Baja California
    West Indies
    the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
    Antilles
    a group of islands in the West Indies
    Greater Antilles
    a group of islands in the western West Indies
    Lesser Antilles
    a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
    Netherlands Antilles
    a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
    Aruba
    a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
    Bonaire
    a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
    Curacao
    a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
    Saba
    a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
    Saint Eustatius
    an island in the Netherlands Antilles
    Leeward Islands
    a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
    Saint Maarten
    an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands
    Windward Islands
    a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
    Cuba
    the largest island in the West Indies
    Guadeloupe
    an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
    Hispaniola
    an island in the West Indies
    Puerto Rico
    the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
    Culebra
    a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico with miles of beautiful beaches
    Vieques
    a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico used for target practice by the United States Navy
    Jamaica
    an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
    Virgin Islands
    a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain
    Barbados
    easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
    Trinidad
    an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
    Tobago
    island in West Indies
    Cyprus
    an island in the eastern Mediterranean
    Scandinavian Peninsula
    the peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
    Jutland
    peninsula in northern Europe that forms the continental part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany
    Sjaelland
    the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Dominica
    a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
    Bioko
    an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial Guinea
    Svalbard
    a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean
    Spitsbergen
    islands in the Svalbard archipelago to the east of northern Greenland; belonging to Norway
    Lofoten
    a string of islands off the northwestern coast of Norway in the Norwegian Sea
    Lindesnes
    a cape at the southern tip of Norway
    Galapagos Islands
    a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life
    Fiji Islands
    a group of more than 800 islands (100 inhabited) in the southwestern Pacific; larger islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) are of volcanic origin surrounded by coral reefs; smaller islands are coral
    Viti Levu
    a volcanic island in the Fijis
    Vanua Levu
    a volcanic island in the Fijis
    Aaland islands
    an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control
    Aegina
    an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
    Chios
    an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
    Kikladhes
    a group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean
    Dhodhekanisos
    a group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea
    Mytilene
    an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
    Rhodes
    a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
    Crete
    the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
    Ithaca
    a Greek island to the west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king
    Aegadean Islands
    a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
    Peloponnesian Peninsula
    the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC
    Lemnos
    a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea; famous for a reddish-brown clay that has medicinal properties
    Olympia
    a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games
    Italian Peninsula
    a boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea
    Capri
    an island (part of Campania) in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy; a tourist attraction noted for beautiful scenery
    Ischia
    a volcanic island (part of Campania) in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the north end of the Bay of Naples
    Sardegna
    an island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy
    Sicilia
    the largest island in the Mediterranean
    Cape Passero
    a cape that forms the southeastern corner of the island of Sicily
    Kalaallit Nunaat
    the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
    Baffin Island
    the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
    Vancouver Island
    an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America
    Newfoundland
    an island in the north Atlantic
    Arctic Archipelago
    all the islands that lie to the north of mainland Canada and the Arctic Circle
    Cape Breton Island
    an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia
    a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River
    Tasmania
    an island off the southeastern coast of Australia
    Norfolk Island
    an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony
    Nullarbor Plain
    a vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight; has sparse vegetation and no surface water and is almost uninhabited; the site of a major rocket research center
    Aleutian Islands
    an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
    Oceanica
    a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
    Australasia
    Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific
    Austronesia
    islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
    Melanesia
    the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
    Micronesia
    the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania
    Ladrone Islands
    a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521
    Saipan
    the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
    Guam
    the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898
    Wake Island
    an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Caroline Islands
    a long archipelago of more than 500 islands in Micronesia to the east of the Philippines
    Marshall Islands
    a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
    Gilbert Islands
    a group of islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it became part of the Republic of Kiribati in 1979
    Ellice Islands
    a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
    Pleasant Island
    a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands
    Polynesia
    the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
    Malay Archipelago
    a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
    Sunda Islands
    a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
    Greater Sunda Islands
    a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra
    Lesser Sunda Islands
    a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
    Bismarck Archipelago
    a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
    Admiralty Islands
    a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago
    Kalimantan
    3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago
    Bougainville
    the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
    Guadalcanal
    a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
    New Britain
    the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
    New Caledonia
    an island to the to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand
    New Guinea
    a Pacific island to the north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; the western part is governed by Indonesia and the eastern part is Papua New Guinea
    New Ireland
    an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
    Arabian Peninsula
    a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
    Bahrain Island
    an island in the Persian Gulf
    British Isles
    Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
    Great Britain
    an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
    Emerald Isle
    an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    Marston Moor
    a former moor in northern England
    Channel Island
    any of a group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France
    Isles of Scilly
    an archipelago of small islands off the southwestern coast of England near the entrance to the English Channel; formerly a haven for smugglers and pirates
    Isle of Man
    one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
    Hebridean Islands
    a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland
    Inner Hebrides
    islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
    Isle of Skye
    an island of northwestern Scotland noted for its rugged mountain scenery
    Islay
    an island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides
    Mull
    an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides
    Staffa
    an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides to the west of Mull; site of Fingal's Cave
    Outer Hebrides
    a 130-mile long archipelago to the northwest of Scotland
    Anglesea Island
    an island to the northwest of Wales
    Sinai Peninsula
    a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea
    Java
    an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
    Bali
    an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
    Timor
    an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
    Sumatra
    a mountainous island in western Indonesia
    Sulawesi
    a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
    Spice Islands
    a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
    Japanese Archipelago
    a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
    Hokkaido
    the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
    Honshu
    the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
    Kyushu
    the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields
    Shikoku
    the smallest of the four main islands of Japan; to the south of Honshu and to the east of Kyushu; separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea; forested and mountainous
    Okinawa
    the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
    Ryukyu Islands
    a chain of 55 islands in the western Pacific to the to the southwest of Japan (returned by United States to Japan in 1972)
    Volcano Islands
    a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the Marianas
    Iwo Jima
    the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
    Ile-St-Louis
    island in Paris on the Seine
    Corsica
    an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
    Martinique
    an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
    Frisian Islands
    a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
    Faeroe Islands
    a group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
    Iceland
    a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle
    Orkney Islands
    an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
    Shetland Islands
    an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland
    Dae-Han-Min-Gook
    an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
    Madagascar
    an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world
    Malay Peninsula
    a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
    Maldive Islands
    a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean
    Malta
    a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
    Mauritius
    an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean
    New Zealand Islands
    North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
    North Island
    the smaller but more populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from South Island by Cook Strait
    South Island
    the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait
    Palau Islands
    a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean
    Philippine Islands
    an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
    Cebu
    one of the Visayan islands of the central Philippines; important for its fine harbor
    Luzon
    the main island of the Philippines
    Mindanao
    the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic
    Mindoro
    a mountainous island in the central Philippines
    Visayan Islands
    group of islands in the central Philippines
    Iberian Peninsula
    a peninsula in southwestern Europe
    Acores
    islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal
    Madeira
    an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
    Madeira Islands
    a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
    Katar Peninsula
    a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf
    Saint Christopher
    the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
    Nevis
    one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
    Sombrero
    one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    a volcanic island in the Windward Isles to the south of Martinique
    Saint Vincent
    an island in the center of the Windward Islands; the largest of the islands comprising Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Tahiti
    an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin
    Society Islands
    an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of Samoa
    Paumotu Archipelago
    a group of about 80 coral islands in French Polynesia
    Austral Islands
    a chain of small islands in French Polynesia
    Gambier Islands
    a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
    Marquesas Islands
    a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
    Samoan Islands
    a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop
    Principe
    an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Sao Tome and Principe
    Seychelles islands
    a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar
    Singapore Island
    an island to the south of the Malay Peninsula
    Solomon Islands
    the northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth
    Somali peninsula
    a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
    Cape of Good Hope
    a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town)
    Novaya Zemlya
    two islands in the Arctic Ocean belonging to Russia; site of a test center for nuclear warheads
    Kola Peninsula
    a peninsula in northwestern Russia projecting eastward between the Barents Sea and the White Sea
    Crimea
    a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
    Kamchatka Peninsula
    a peninsula in eastern Siberia; between Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk
    Taimyr Peninsula
    a peninsula in northern Siberia
    Balearic Islands
    an archipelago in the western Mediterranean off the eastern coast of Spain
    Majorca
    the largest of the Balearic Islands
    Canary Islands
    a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
    Tenerife
    a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands
    Zanzibar
    an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa; part of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Serengeti Plain
    a vast plain in Tanzania to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife
    Seward Peninsula
    a peninsula in western Alaska that projects westward into the Bering Sea just below the Arctic Circle
    Alexander Archipelago
    a group of islands off southeastern Alaska
    Admiralty Island
    an Alaskan island in the Alexander Archipelago near Juneau
    Catalina Island
    an island resort in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of California
    Hawaiian Islands
    a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
    Hawaii Island
    the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
    Kahoolawe Island
    an island of south-central Hawaii
    Kauai Island
    an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
    Lanai Island
    an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
    Maui Island
    the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
    Molokai Island
    an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)
    Nihau Island
    the most northwestern Hawaiian island (beyond Kauai)
    Oahu Island
    an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
    Cape Ann
    a Massachusetts peninsula to the north of Boston extending into the Atlantic Ocean
    Cape Cod
    a Massachusetts peninsula to the south of Boston extending into the Atlantic; a popular resort area
    Martha's Vineyard
    an island summer resort off of Cape Cod
    Nantucket
    an island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry
    Cape May
    a cape of southeast New Jersey extending into the Atlantic Ocean
    Bedloe's Island
    an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands
    Manhattan Island
    an island at the north end of New York Bay where the borough of Manhattan is located
    Ellis Island
    an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States
    Long Island
    an island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end
    Cape Fear
    a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean
    Cape Flattery
    a cape of northwestern Washington
    Cape Froward
    a cape on the Strait of Magellan in southern Chile; the most southern point on the mainland of South America
    Cape Hatteras
    a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina
    Hatteras Island
    a barrier island running parallel to the North Carolina shore
    Galveston Island
    an island at the entrance of Galveston Bay
    Krakatao
    a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
    New Siberian Islands
    a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Laptev Sea
    Africa
    the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
    Alaska Peninsula
    a peninsula of southwestern Alaska (a continuation of the Aleutian Islands)
    Antarctic continent
    an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
    Antarctic Peninsula
    a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific
    Asia
    the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
    Australia
    the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
    Black Forest
    a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany
    Cape Sable
    a cape at the southwest tip of Florida; the southernmost part of the United States mainland
    Cape Trafalgar
    a small cape in southwestern Spain
    Cape York
    the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland
    Cape York Peninsula
    a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
    Chukchi Peninsula
    peninsula of northeastern Siberia across the Bering Strait from northwestern Alaska
    Eurasia
    the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
    Europe
    the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
    Eyre Peninsula
    a peninsula of southern Australia
    Gondwanaland
    a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into India and Australia and Africa and South America and Antarctica
    Hoek van Holland
    a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
    islet
    a small island
    Isthmus of Corinth
    a narrow isthmus between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf; a canal crosses the isthmus so that navigation is possible between the gulfs
    Isthmus of Kra
    a narrow isthmus linking the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland
    Isthmus of Darien
    the isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien
    Isthmus of Suez
    the isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia
    Isthmus of Tehuantepec
    the narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast
    Karelian Isthmus
    the isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga that connects Finland and Russia
    Kodiak Island
    an island off southern Alaska in the Gulf of Alaska; site of the first European settlement in the area which was founded by the Russians in 1784
    Labrador-Ungava Peninsula
    a peninsular region of eastern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Labrador Sea; contains most of Quebec and the mainland part of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Laurasia
    a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into North America and Europe and Asia
    Liaodong Peninsula
    a peninsula in northeastern China that extends into the Yellow Sea, between Bo Hai and Korea Bay
    Lower California
    a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico
    Lower Peninsula
    the part of northern Michigan between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron
    North America
    a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
    Pangaea
    (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
    Sherwood Forest
    an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground; said to be the home of Robin Hood and his merry band
    Skagens Odde
    a cape on the northernmost tip of Jutland between the Skagerrak and the Kattegatt
    South America
    a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
    Upper Peninsula
    the peninsula between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan that forms the northwestern part of Michigan
    Wilderness
    a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War
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    archipelago
    a group of many islands in a large body of water
    beachfront
    a strip of land running along a beach
    cape, ness
    a strip of land projecting into a body of water
    coastal plain
    a plain adjacent to a coast
    floor
    the ground on which people and animals move about
    foreland
    land forming the forward margin of something
    forest, timber, timberland, woodland
    land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    island
    a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
    isthmus
    a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
    land mass, landmass
    a large continuous extent of land
    mainland
    the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula
    neck
    a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
    oxbow
    the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
    peninsula
    a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
    champaign, field, plain
    extensive tract of level open land
    slash
    an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
    wonderland
    a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
    Caribbean Island
    an island in the Caribbean Sea
    Aegean island
    an island in the Aegean Sea
    barrier island
    a long narrow sandy island (wider than a reef) running parallel to the shore
    continent
    one of the large landmasses of the earth
    flat
    a level tract of land
    flood plain, floodplain
    a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding
    greenwood
    woodlands in full leaf
    llano
    an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America)
    moor, moorland
    open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
    peneplain, peneplane
    a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements
    riparian forest
    woodlands along the banks of stream or river
    silva, sylva
    the forest trees growing in a country or region
    snowfield
    a permanent wide expanse of snow
    South Sea Islands
    any islands in the southern or southwestern of central parts of the Pacific Ocean
    spit, tongue
    a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
    steppe
    extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)
    subcontinent
    a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent
    tidewater
    low-lying coastal land drained by tidal streams
    tree farm
    a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
    tundra
    a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
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