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[bal-uh-ton; Hungarian bo-lo-tawn]
  1. a lake in W Hungary: the largest lake in central Europe. About 50 miles (80 km) long; 230 sq. mi. (596 sq. km).
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German Plattensee.
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Historical Examples of balaton

  • As if that was what fogasch swam in the Balaton lake for—that those Germans might eat them!

    Timar's Two Worlds

    Mr Jkai

  • At such a season Michael arrived at his villa on the Balaton.

  • Between the edges of the fissure the waves of the Balaton plashed softly.

  • The lake of Balaton is renowned for a splendid kind of fresh-water fish, the Fogas.

  • He got up quickly, bathed as usual in icy water, dressed, and hurried out to see the Balaton.

British Dictionary definitions for balaton


  1. Lake Balaton a large shallow lake in W Hungary. Area: 689 sq km (266 sq miles)
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