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drip·stone

 (drĭp′stōn′)
n.
1. A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold.
2.
a. A mineral deposit, such as a stalactite or a stalagmite, usually consisting of calcite, formed in caves from dripping water.
b. See flowstone.

dripstone

(ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn)
n
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

drip•stone

(ˈdrɪpˌstoʊn)

n.
1. a stone molding used as a drip.
2. calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.
[1785–95]
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)
Translations
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