dripstone

noun
drip·​stone | \ ˈdrip-ˌstōn How to pronounce dripstone (audio) \

Definition of dripstone

1 : a stone drip (as over a window)
2 : calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites

Examples of dripstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Incredible domes and dripstone formations, including the famous Frozen Niagara section of the cave, attract people of all ages. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 May 2021 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, Twin Cities, 12 Oct. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, The Know, 29 Sep. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, Twin Cities, 12 Oct. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, The Know, 29 Sep. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, Twin Cities, 12 Oct. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, The Know, 29 Sep. 2019 There, the massive (everything seems bigger in Mammoth Cave) dripstone takes on the appearance of ancient falls stopped in their tracks eons ago. Michael Schroeder, Twin Cities, 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dripstone

circa 1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dripstone was circa 1816

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“Dripstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripstone. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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