watering place

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  1. British. a seaside or lakeside vacation resort featuring bathing, boating, etc.
  2. a health resort near mineral springs, a lake, or the sea, featuring therapeutic baths, water cures, or the like.
  3. a place where drinking water may be obtained by humans or animals, as a spring or water hole.
  4. watering hole.

Origin of watering place

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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watering place

  1. a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained
  2. British a spa
  3. British a seaside resort
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