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1. A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold.
a. A mineral deposit, such as a stalactite or a stalagmite, usually consisting of calcite, formed in caves from dripping water.
b. See flowstone.


1. (Geological Science) the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
2. (Architecture) architect Also called: label or hood mould a drip made of stone



1. a stone molding used as a drip.
2. calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dripstone - the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
stalactite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave
stalagmite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
calcium carbonate - a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
2.dripstone - a protective drip that is made of stonedripstone - a protective drip that is made of stone
drip mold, drip mould, drip - (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
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It will be built on the Dripstone Middle School grounds and will enable the two schools to link more closely with Vocational Education and Training programs and facilities.
7, she went to Dripstone High where a gymnasium was named after her and casted her vote.
Marengo Cave in Marengo has the Dripstone Trail, with huge corridors of slender totem pole stalagmites.
The island-wide reconnaissance survey on Orrak that continued in 2002 revealed additional human remains tucked away in crevices near the site and in deep caves within the island, some of which were absorbed into the still growing flowstone and dripstone formations.
381), but also in caves on dripstone and flowstone speleothems composed of calcite, epsomite, goethite, and even mud.
Rock formations made from dripping water are called dripstone.