head·wa·ter (hdwôtr, -wtr)

The water from which a river rises; a source.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition
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Head"wa`ter (?), n.

The source and upper part of a stream; -- commonly used in the plural; as, the headwaters of the Missouri.


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