Glossary

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All these animals and countries are fascinating, but in writing about them we've used some words and concepts that are a little obscure, or just very interesting . So, we put all those words in bold type throughout the site and made a glossary so that you could learn the words, and the concepts behind them, as well as the animals and countries.

This glossary is written for people of all different ages and degrees of knowledge, so you might find that you already know some words in here. However, we have lost count of the number of times the illustrator has looked up a word or term and exclaimed "Oh! I never knew that was what it really meant!" Sometimes, people assume that we'll pick up words, but we don't. As a result, we might never pick them up properly at all. So, here, we're not assuming much. Here's hoping you find it useful :)

Right now, the glossary's still under construction, so please bear with us!

Indigenous

Humid

Temperate

Arid

Obscure

Extensive

Coral Reef

Savanna

Order

Family

Species

Herbage

Endangered

Canberra

Equator

Prophet

Baroque

Jesuit

Amphibious

Marsh

Swamp

Carnivore

Mammal

Basin

Rainforest

Tundra

Limestone

Alliterate

Glacier

Fossil

River Delta

Coniferous Forest

Hardwood Forest

Desert

Scrubland

Glossary

Cultivated

Rodent

Captivity

Relative

Overcast

Shakespeare

Hans Christian Andersen

Disney

Mermaid

Deface

Restore

Glacier

Shrub

Omnivorous

Hatching

Periodic

Drought

Flash Flood

Pyramid

Ancient Times

Tomb

Sphinx

Temple

Fertile

Freshwater

Estuary

Mangrove

Prey

Crustacean

Reptile

Arctic

Subarctic

Archipelago

Geology

Geological Movements

Congress

Nordic

Fortress

Herbivorous

Lichen

Moss

Foliage

Mountain Range

Valley

Vineyard

Orchard

Adder

Spine

Rome

Stalactite

Stalagmite

Scientist

Abbey

Christianity

Benedictine

Document

Lowland

Sand Dune

Carrion

Lifespan

Monastery

Colony

Seabird

Megalith

Passage Tomb

Acre

Winter Solstice

Haunted

Urban

Raptor

Talon

Dialect

Capital City

De Facto

Tropical

Volcano

Printmaking

Symmetry

Tourist

Agriculture

Invertebrate

Reed

Courtship

Conservation

Wetlands

Pollution

Disease

Population

Peace

War

Memorial

Rhyming Couplet

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