Fountain of Youth

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  1. a fabled spring whose waters were supposed to restore health and youth, sought in the Bahamas and Florida by Ponce de León, Narváez, De Soto, and others. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

fountain of youth in Culture

Fountain of Youth

A fountain mentioned in folk tales as capable of making people young again.


The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth.
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