hot spring


Definition of hot spring

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

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An onsen, a type of Japanese hot spring bath that draws natural spring water from directly beneath the hotel, was on the top floor, with breathtaking views of the stars. Ed Droste, Vogue, "Stargazing in Tokyo and Glamping Near Mt. Fuji: Ed Droste’s Epic Japan Travel Diary," 28 May 2019 Our favorite day trip was combining the otherworldly hot springs of Hierve al Agua and Teotitlan, a dusty weaving village known for its natural dyes. Anna Deutsch, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From…Oaxaca, Mexico," 22 May 2019 The first Japanese macaque to take a hot bath was spotted in 1963, soaking in an outdoor hot spring of a hotel near Nagano. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Snow Monkeys Love Hot Baths the Same Reasons Humans Do," 8 Apr. 2018 Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are struggling with an usually hot spring that came after a winter with little snowfall, priming the forests to burn. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona force closure of large chunks of forest," 12 June 2018 Plus, the nearby natural hot springs is a perfect place to soothe sore muscles after a ski day. 2. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "8 Great Places to Learn How to Ski If You've Never Been," 16 Feb. 2019 For a truly unique experience, head to Chena Hot Springs Resort—one of several hot springs resorts just outside of the city—to watch the light show from the warmth of a mineral pool. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter," 17 Jan. 2018 Craters, caves, hot springs, petrified forests, and even dinosaur footprints were all marked. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 Foreign objects can damage hot springs and geysers. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Heavily Littered Yellowstone Geyser Spews Tons of Trash Into Air During Eruption," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hot spring

1572, in the meaning defined above

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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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