dripstone(redirected from dripstones)
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Related to dripstones: Stalactite and Stalagmite
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 stone|