Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea

noun
a sea in N Europe, bounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. About 160,000 sq. mi. (414,000 sq. km).
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Baltic Sea
 
n
a sea in N Europe, connected with the North Sea by the Skagerrak, Kattegat, and Öresund; shallow, with low salinity and small tides

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Baltic Sea
from M.L. Balticus, perhaps from Lith. baltas "white" or Scandinavian balta "straight" (in reference to its narrow entranceway). In Ger., it is Ostsee, lit. "east sea."
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Baltic Sea definition


Sea in Europe bordered by Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the east, Germany and Poland to the south, and Scandinavia to the north and west; connected to several large gulfs and to the North Sea by straits around Denmark.

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