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artesian well

noun ar·te·sian well \är-ˈtē-zhən-\

: a place in the ground where water flows up to the surface because of natural pressure

Full Definition of ARTESIAN WELL

1
:  a well in which water is under pressure; especially :  one in which the water flows to the surface naturally
2
:  a deep well

Origin of ARTESIAN WELL

French artésien, literally, of Artois, from Old French, from Arteis Artois, France
First Known Use: 1835

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