from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An unincorporated city of west-central Maryland, a residential suburb of Washington, D.C. The National Institutes of Health and Naval Medical Center are here. Population: 55,200.
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- proper n. A pool in Jerusalem mentioned in the New Testament.
- n. Any location whose waters are supposed to have curative properties.
From Aramaic, (בית-חסדא, literally "House of Grace"). (Wiktionary)