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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.
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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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Its caves specifically set the country's resources apart from any other places because of the exceptional resources such as the so-called dripstones," said Alejano.
The delicate dripstones and crystals inside the caves have been formed over 1.
Dripstone decoration is poor and suffered fracturing by young tectonic processes, which is obvious from fresh rupturing of the dripstones (Fig.
There are terraced and semi-detached styles, some in local stone, others faced with render, traditional dripstones and cills, canopied porches and a range of window designs.