Recent Examples of stalagmite from the Web
Cathedral, in Woodville, boasts an enormous, grand entrance and Goliath, one of the largest stalagmites in the world.
Pipes, conduits and beams were disguised as stalactites and stalagmites through the application of 700,000 pounds of cement and plaster.
The next stop was Grand Canyon Caverns (  422-3223), in Peach Springs, where a 200-foot-deep elevator shaft takes visitors down to a labyrinth of limestone passageways filled with stalagmites and stalactites.
Its central chamber measures 107 meters high, 130 meters long and 65 meters wide and is thick with stalactites and stalagmites.
The gem of the center is Perry's Cave, 52 feet below ground, where visitors can view stalactites, stalagmites and cave pearls on the walls, ceiling and floor.
This look — with its softly clashing colors and soaring stalagmites — seems designed to instigate, at least in some, flashbacks to stacks of yellowing paperbacks and lovingly played rock albums.
The accessible section of the cave is 3,389 feet long and 192 feet deep, and visitors can view its stalagmites and stalactites from steps and viewing platforms.
While an aerial shot is enough to convince anyone of its beauty, scuba divers are the ones who get to experience the wonders that lie beneath—massive limestone stalactites and stalagmites that formed during the last glacial period.
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Origin and Etymology of stalagmite
New Latin stalagmites, from Greek stalagma drop or stalagmos dripping, from stalassein to let drip
First Known Use: 1681See Words from the same year
STALAGMITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stalagmite for English Language Learners
: a pointed piece of rock that sticks up from the floor of a cave and that is formed by dripping water which contains minerals
STALAGMITE Defined for Kids
Definition of stalagmite for Students
: 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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