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flow·stone

 (flō′stōn′)
n.
A layered deposit of calcium carbonate or another mineral, formed by water flowing along the walls or floor of a cave. Also called dripstone.

flowstone

(ˈfləʊˌstəʊn)
n
a type of cave formation consisting of sheets of calcite deposited as water flows down the cave walls; flowstone is the most common type of speleothem

flow•stone

(ˈfloʊˌstoʊn)

n.
a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave.
[1920–25]
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They discovered that other cave features like brown, wavy draperies have a cool nickname cave bacon.
DANGLING DEPOSITS Cave formations come in numerous shapes and sizes, and many of their names--popcorn, cave bacon, and soda straw, for example--seem to have sprung from the minds of imaginative--and hungry--cavers.