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Dictionary Definition

stalagmite n : a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave

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English

Etymology

From Σταλαγμίτης "drop" or "drip"

Noun

  1. A mineral deposit of calcium carbonate, in shapes similar to icicles, that lie on the ground of a cave.

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Extensive Definition

A stalagmite (from the Greek stalagma ("Σταλαγμίτης"), "drop" or "drip") is a type of speleothem that rises from the floor of a limestone cave due to the dripping of mineralized solutions and the deposition of calcium carbonate. * Bashful elephant

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