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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Spa Belgian town with a spa

spa

noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty
spa [countable]
1
a) a place where the water has special minerals in it, and where people go to improve their health by drinking the water or swimming in it:
a historic spa town
b) also health spa a place where people go to improve their health and beauty, especially through swimming, exercise, beauty treatments etc
2 also spa bath American EnglishDCB a bath or pool that sends currents of hot water around you [= Jacuzzi]

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