headstream

noun
head·​stream | \ ˈhed-ˌstrēm How to pronounce headstream (audio) \

Definition of headstream

: a stream that is the source of a river

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Examples of headstream in a Sentence

the headstreams of the Ganges River arise in the Himalayas

First Known Use of headstream

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of headstream was in the 14th century

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“Headstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstream. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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