spas (health resorts)

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Scope note
Resorts or other facilities possessing or located near natural mineral springs or pools that are valued because of the believed restorative or curative powers of the water; also, artificial pools or other aquatic facilities containing waters believed to have restorative powers. The term is derived from the proper name of Spa, Liège province, Belgium, celebrated for the believed curative properties of its mineral springs.
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024