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Definition of "dripstone" []

  • A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold. (noun)
  • Calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dripstone" in a sentence
  • "Many of the younger caves which have formed at the plateau edges, such as Krásnohorská and Gombasecká, occur on several levels and contain dripstone decorations."
  • "The following are so designated: the last 150m of the canyon before the entrance to Skocjan Caves, the collapsed dolines Mala dolina and Velika dolina, all the caves, in the Park, and a dripstone formation on the surface near the Lipje cave."
  • "But you will be as doleful as a dripstone if you marry for money."
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