springhead

[ spring-hed ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhɛd /

noun

a spring or fountainhead from which a stream flows.
the source of something: the springhead of desire.

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Origin of springhead

First recorded in 1545–55; spring + head
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British Dictionary definitions for springhead

springhead
/ (ˈsprɪŋˌhɛd) /

noun

the source of a stream; spring
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