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stalagmite

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noun sta·lag·mite \stə-ˈlag-ˌmīt also ˈsta-ləg-\

Simple Definition of stalagmite

  • : a pointed piece of rock that sticks up from the floor of a cave and that is formed by dripping water which contains minerals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stalagmite

  1. :  a deposit of calcium carbonate like an inverted stalactite formed on the floor of a cave by the drip of calcareous water

stalagmitic play \ˌsta-(ˌ)lag-ˈmi-tik, stə-ˌ\ adjective

Origin of stalagmite

New Latin stalagmites, from Greek stalagma drop or stalagmos dripping, from stalassein to let drip


First Known Use: 1681

Rhymes with stalagmite

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STALAGMITE Defined for Kids

stalagmite

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noun sta·lag·mite \stə-ˈlag-ˌmīt\

Definition of stalagmite for Students

  1. :  a deposit like an upside down stalactite formed by the dripping of water containing minerals onto the floor of a cave





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