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Balkan mountains

a mountain range extending from W Bulgaria to the Black Sea: highest peak, 7794 feet (2370 meters).
Historical Examples

A tree of the Balkan Mountains, very hardy and bearing abundant fruit in the gardens of both hemispheres.
The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw

plural noun
a mountain range extending across Bulgaria from the Black Sea to the eastern border. Highest peak: Mount Botev, 2376 m (7793 ft)


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