watering place

noun
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.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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watering place
 
n
1.  a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained
2.  (Brit) a spa
3.  (Brit) a seaside resort

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The latter claims historical fame as a watering place for stage coaches that stopped at the tavern there.
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