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Prince Edward Island National Park

(Encyclopedia) Prince Edward Island National Park, 7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW P.E.I., Canada, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; est. 1937. It extends 25 mi (40 km) along the coast and contains sand dunes, cliffs, salt...

halophyte

(Encyclopedia) halophyte hăl´əfīt˝ [key], any plant, especially a seed plant, that is able to grow in habitats excessively rich in salts, such as salt marshes, sea coasts, and saline or alkaline semides...

Qaidam

(Encyclopedia) Qaidam chī-däm [key] or Tsaidam tsī´däm, chī-däm [key], arid basin, c.350 mi (560 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, between two branches of the Kunlun range, central Qinghai ...

Neusiedler Lake

(Encyclopedia) Neusiedler Lake noi´zēdlər [key], Ger. Neusiedlersee, Hung. Fertő tó, c.130 sq mi (340 sq km), on the Austria-Hungary border SE of Vienna. The lake's area and depth (average...

Dasht-e Kavir

(Encyclopedia) Dasht-e Kavir däsht-ēkävēr´ [key], great salt desert, c.500 mi (800 km) long and c.200 mi (320 km) wide, SE of the Elburz Mts., N central Iran. It is a huge basin of interior drainage nam...

curlew

(Encyclopedia) curlew kûr´lo͞o [key], common name for large shore birds of both hemispheres, generally brown and buff in color and with decurved bills. There are eight species, belonging to the genus ...

Frisian Islands

(Encyclopedia) Frisian Islands frĭzh´ən [key], chain of low-lying islands, off the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, in the North Sea. The West Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Isl...

goldenrod

(Encyclopedia) goldenrod, any species of the large genus Solidago of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), chiefly North American weedy herbs. They have small yellow flowers clustered, often in ...

Essex

(Encyclopedia) Essex, county (1991 pop. 1,495,600), 1,520 sq mi (3,938 sq km) SE England, on the Thames River and the North Sea, one of the Home Counties of London. Chelmsford is the county seat...

Zagros

(Encyclopedia) Zagros zăg´rŏs [key], mountain system of W Iran, extending c.1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the Turkish-Armenian frontier SE to the Strait of Hormuz, forming the western and southern border of th...