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.
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Cultural definitions for Fountain of Youth
A fountain mentioned in folk tales as capable of making people young again.
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