Recent Examples of stalagmite from the Web
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.
The Jardin Exotique's rare cacti bloom over majestic coastal views; its grottos shroud ancient stalactites and stalagmites.
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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: 1681
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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