- noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of an artesian well.
Origin of artesian
Examples from the Web for artesian
What power had drawn up the rosy fluid from the Artesian well of her heart?Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
It has been supposed also that the pressures are partly those of artesian flows.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
It is in this way that what are called Artesian wells are formed.Farm drainage
Henry Flagg French
Well, I think you will have to fall back on the opening of the artesian well.Messengers of Evil
With some hesitation she at last alluded to the accident to the artesian well.A Sappho of Green Springs
Word Origin and History for artesian
1830, from French puits artésien "wells of Artois," French province where such wells were first bored 18c. by French engineer Bernard Forest de Bélidor (1698-1761). The place name is from Old French Arteis, from Atrebates, a tribe that lived in northwestern Gallia. Cf. Arras.