The Great Outdoors Vocabulary List

From horizons to avalanches, learn some of these words relating to The Great Outdoors.

  1. alpine | see definition»

    of or existing in high mountains and especially the Alps

  2. avalanche | see definition»

    a large mass of snow and ice or of earth and rock sliding down a mountainside or over a cliff

  3. climate | see definition»

    a region with particular weather patterns or conditions

  4. conservationist | see definition»

    someone who works to protect animals, plants, and natural resources or to prevent the loss or waste of natural resources : a person who is involved in conservation

  5. cypress | see definition»

    a tall and narrow evergreen tree

  6. deciduous | see definition»

    having leaves that fall off every year

  7. equatorial | see definition»

    relating to or lying near the equator

  8. flora | see definition»

    all the plants that live in a particular area, time, period, or environment

  9. horizon | see definition»

    the line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky

  10. meadow | see definition»

    a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass

  11. oasis | see definition»

    an area in a desert where there is water and plants

  12. sand | see definition»

    the very tiny, loose pieces of rock that cover beaches, deserts, etc.

  13. soil | see definition»

    the top layer of earth in which plants grow

  14. stream | see definition»

    a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river

  15. valley | see definition»

    an area of low land between hills or mountains

  16. vernal | see definition»

    of, relating to, or occurring in the spring

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