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 for fountainhead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  fountainhead \fountainhead\ n.
     1. an abundant source.
     Syn: well, wellspring.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. the source of water from which a stream arises.
     Syn: headspring, head.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an abundant source; "she was a well of information" [syn:
           well, wellspring, fountainhead]
      2: the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked
         him back toward the head of the stream" [syn: fountainhead,
         headspring, head]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "fountainhead":
     font, fount, fountain, head, headspring, headstream, headwater,
     headwaters, inception, mainspring, mine, origin, provenance,
     provenience, quarry, riverhead, root, source, spring, springhead,
     well, wellhead, wellspring, whence

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland
     Population (2000):    3844
     Housing Units (2000): 1621
     Land area (2000):     3.816091 sq. miles (9.883629 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.816091 sq. miles (9.883629 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            29712
     Located within:       Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
     Location:             39.682933 N, 77.716526 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD
      Fountainhead-Orchard Hills
      Fountainhead, MD

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