Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

noun
a fabled spring whose waters were supposed to restore health and youth, sought in the Bahamas and Florida by Ponce de León, Narváez, De Soto, and others.
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Fountain of Youth definition


A fountain mentioned in folk tales as capable of making people young again.

Note: The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth.
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