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noun

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

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Origin of watering place

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

noun

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