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Meaning of STALAGMITE

Pronunciation:  stu'lagmIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
 

STALAGMITE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: cave, cylinder, dripstone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sta*lag"mite\, n. [Gr. ? that which drops, a drop,
fr. ? to drop; cf. F. stalagmite.] (Geol.)
A deposit more or less resembling an inverted stalactite,
formed by calcareous water dropping on the floors of caverns;
hence, a similar deposit of other material.

 

 

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