Hippocrene

noun
Hip·po·crene | \ ˈhi-pə-ˌkrēn , ˌhi-pə-ˈkrē-nē \

Definition of Hippocrene 

: a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses and believed to be a source of poetic inspiration

First Known Use of Hippocrene

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hippocrene

Latin, from Greek Hippokrēnē

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