fountainhead

[ foun-tn-hed ]
/ ˈfaʊn tnˌhɛd /

noun

a fountain or spring from which a stream flows; the head or source of a stream.
a chief source of anything: a fountainhead of information.

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Origin of fountainhead

First recorded in 1575–85; fountain + head
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British Dictionary definitions for fountainhead

fountainhead
/ (ˈfaʊntɪnˌhɛd) /

noun

a spring that is the source of a stream
a principal or original source
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