source book

or source·book


noun

an original writing, as a document, record, or diary, that supplies an authoritative basis for future writing, study, evaluation, etc.
a volume containing a small collection of such writings, usually on a specific subject, used in research.

Nearby words

  1. sour-milk cheese,
  2. sourball,
  3. sourberry,
  4. source,
  5. source amnesia,
  6. source code,
  7. source document,
  8. source language,
  9. source material,
  10. source program

Origin of source book

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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