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- adj. rising to the surface under its own hydrostatic pressure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Artois, an ancient province of northern France, corresponding to the modern department of Pas-de-Calais.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure
From French puits artésien ("artesian well"), from the former province of Artois where the technique of artesian wells was elaborated by the monks in the 12th century. (Wiktionary)