hot spring


Definition of hot spring 

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

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Hydrothermal vents are deep-sea hot springs at the bottom of the sea floor that form unique, chimney-like structures. National Geographic, "Smoking Ocean Vents Found in Surprisingly Shallow Water," 21 June 2018 The hot spring that tumbles just outside the entrance is a welcome warm-up after a splash in the falls. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Best Caribbean islands for nature lovers," 9 Apr. 2018 Sheriff's officials said Crowley, the child's mother and the boy were living in a camp near the hot springs in Lolo National Forest. CBS News, "Officers recall finding buried baby; man says he abandoned boy because he was heavy," 11 July 2018 Sheriff’s officials said Crowley, the child’s mother and the boy were living in a camp near the hot springs in Lolo National Forest. Matt Volz, The Seattle Times, "Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant," 10 July 2018 The sheriff’s office hastily put together a search crew of federal, state and local officials that combed the forest outside the hot springs for six hours before a deputy heard a baby’s cry at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday., "Baby survives being buried in the woods for 9 hours," 9 July 2018 Crowley soon returned to the hot springs and he was arrested. Alexia Fernandez,, "Baby Found Alive After Being Buried in the Mountains: 'This Is What We Call a Miracle'," 9 July 2018 Naegleria fowleri has killed at least 300 Americans and is all over the otherwise deadly hot springs in Yellowstone. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "19 Lessons I Learned from Extreme Sports Pros," 25 June 2018 To get beyond the walls of the chalet, its team can arrange helicopter excursions to remote hot springs, fishing spots, and berry bushes ripe for picking. Carey Jones, Vogue, "On a Remote Glacier in the Middle of Alaska, I Learned the Magic of Disconnecting," 12 July 2018

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1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot spring was in 1572

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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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