spring water

\ˈspriŋ-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\
variants: or less commonly springwater

Definition of spring water 

: water from a spring

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This produces a softer more refined spirit with a unique creamy character, says Archard, a contrast to the flintier flavor profiles of many vodkas that use mineral-rich hard spring water. Brandy Gonsoulin, chicagotribune.com, "Vodka — made from milk? Yes.," 27 June 2018 After each wear it was cleaned in spring water then stored in a dark room. Stacey Leasca, Southern Living, "The Long, Storied History Behind Prince Louis’s Christening Gown," 10 July 2018 People go out for picnics to celebrate on the grass, in the nature, in the forest, near the spring water. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "The Point of Armenia’s Splashy Holiday is Getting Wet," 3 July 2018 On hot summer days, carefree children frolic — just as their parents once did — in the spring water that flows through town under giant cottonwoods. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Rash of earthquakes prompts fear of oil boom in Balmorhea," 15 June 2018 It was carefully washed with spring water after use and stored in a dark room, the Telegraph reported, to keep it in its best condition. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Fascinating History of Prince Louis's Christening Dress," 9 July 2018 Pettit's grandson, August J. Pabst, inherited the land after Pettit's death and sold it to a man who built a resort hotel, and even before any of these buildings were constructed, people drank the spring water, and built a bottling plant. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your kids can pretend to be urban explorers on this Wisconsin hiking trail," 20 June 2018 In a separate container, mix spring water with sea salt. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Make-Ahead Fermented Hot Green Chile Sauce," 11 May 2018 Fearsome gusts of desert wind routinely kicked up swirling clouds of choking dust over Owens Lake on the east side of the Sierra Nevada after 1913, when its treasured snowmelt and spring water was first diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Louis Sahagun, latimes.com, "Owens Lake: Former toxic dust bowl transformed into environmental success," 28 Apr. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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