[bal-uh-ton; Hungarian bo-lo-tawn]
- 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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As if that was what fogasch swam in the Balaton lake for—that those Germans might eat them!
Between the edges of the fissure the waves of the Balaton plashed softly.
At such a season Michael arrived at his villa on the Balaton.
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.
- Lake Balaton a large shallow lake in W Hungary. Area: 689 sq km (266 sq miles)
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