flowstone

noun
flow·​stone | \ ˈflō-ˌstōn How to pronounce flowstone (audio) \

Definition of flowstone

: calcite deposited by a thin sheet of flowing water usually along the walls or floor of a cave

Examples of flowstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The walls of the cavern, wreathed in flowstone, glittered in brown and gray. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2019 And uranium-thorium dating said the flowstone couldn’t be any younger than 114,000 years. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 22 Feb. 2018 Forty to 70 feet below ground, stalactites and stalagmites meet to form columns, delicate soda straws dangle from the ceiling and flowstones cover the walls. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2018 Forty to 70 feet below ground, stalactites and stalagmites meet to form columns, delicate soda straws dangle from the ceiling and flowstones cover the walls. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2018 Forty to 70 feet below ground, stalactites and stalagmites meet to form columns, delicate soda straws dangle from the ceiling and flowstones cover the walls. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2018 Forty to 70 feet below ground, stalactites and stalagmites meet to form columns, delicate soda straws dangle from the ceiling and flowstones cover the walls. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2018 Here, too, flowing water had deposited a flowstone over the layer of sediment in which these shells were found. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 22 Feb. 2018 Forty to 70 feet below ground, stalactites and stalagmites meet to form columns, delicate soda straws dangle from the ceiling and flowstones cover the walls. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flowstone

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Flowstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowstone. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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