from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeBalaton A lake of west-central Hungary southwest of Budapest. It is the largest lake in central Europe, with many tourist and health resorts.

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  • proper n. a freshwater lake in Hungary

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large shallow lake in western Hungary


Ultimately from the Slavic word for “mud; swamp”; compare Old Church Slavonic блато. (Wiktionary)



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