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Valleys

arroyo

noun

a narrow valley in a North or South American desert that is usually dry but carries water during a rain storm

basin

noun

a large area of the Earth’s surface that is lower than the surrounding area

canyon

noun

a long deep valley with very steep sides made of rock

dale

noun

an old word meaning ‘valley’. It is now mainly used for talking about the valleys in the north of England.

dell

noun

a small valley

donga

noun

a long narrow valley with steep sides, formed because the land has been damaged and the soil has gradually disappeared

glen

noun

a valley, especially in Scotland

gorge

noun

a deep valley with high straight sides where a river has cut through rock

gulch

noun

a long narrow valley with very steep sides that used to have water flowing quickly along it but is now usually dry

gulley

another spelling of gully

gully

noun

a long narrow valley with steep sides

kloof

noun

a deep valley with high straight sides, usually where trees grow

nullah

noun

a valley that is dry for most of the year, but full of water in the monsoon (=season of rain)

ravine

noun

a very deep narrow valley with steep sides

rift valley

noun

a valley with steep sides, produced when the land between two parallel cracks in the ground sinks

trench

noun

a long narrow valley in the ground under the sea

trough

noun

a low area between two high waves or hills

vale

noun

a valley

valley

noun

a low area of land between mountains or hills, usually with a river flowing through it

wadi

noun

a stream in North Africa or the Middle East that is usually dry unless it has just rained

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