dripstone

[drip-stohn]

Origin of dripstone

First recorded in 1785–95; drip + stone
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dripstone

noun
  1. the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
  2. Also called: label, hood mould architect a drip made of stone
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