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headstream

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noun head·stream \-ˌstrēm\

Definition of headstream

  1. :  a stream that is the source of a river



Examples of headstream in a sentence

  1. <the headstreams of the Ganges River arise in the Himalayas>



14th Century

First Known Use of headstream

14th century


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