hot spring


Definition of hot spring

: a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that of its surroundings

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Recent Examples on the Web Pagosa Springs is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring and is a popular spa destination. Matt Wyatt,, "Pagosa Springs: Gateway to San Juan Mountains and base camp for anglers," 6 June 2020 The first hot spring day would normally drive crowds to Santa Monica and Malibu beaches. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus continues to devastate L.A. County while nearby regions ease restrictions," 27 Apr. 2020 Glenwood Hot Springs Let hot springs be the antidote to your worry and stress. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Spring Break Impacted by Coronavirus Concerns? Here Are 16 Outdoorsy Day Trips to Take Instead," 11 Mar. 2020 New York City New York City is the second hottest spring break destination for families. Julie Loffredi, USA TODAY, "Top domestic spring break destinations for families: Orlando, Austin, Scottsdale, DC, NYC," 3 Mar. 2020 Enjoy a one-day hot springs experience or relax with an overnight stay. Colorado Tourism, Bon Appétit, "Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort," 14 Oct. 2019 Campers love to visit a high sagebrush steppe habitat, complete with juniper and Douglas fir trees, as well as the campground’s proximity to fishing, hiking, hot springs, and cell phone reception. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "Your Guide to Camping in Yellowstone National Park," 12 Apr. 2020 There’s no reason to stay home when hot springs, rock climbing, bird sanctuaries, and fossil beds are within just a couple hours. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Spring Break Impacted by Coronavirus Concerns? Here Are 16 Outdoorsy Day Trips to Take Instead," 11 Mar. 2020 The luxury lodging and hot springs northwest of Phoenix have shut down through April 30. Nicole Ludden, azcentral, "Castle Hot Springs is selling its farm's produce to the public. Here's how to subscribe," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of hot spring

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot spring was in 1572

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21 Jun 2020

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“Hot spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot spring

: a place where hot water flows out of the ground

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