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dripstone

[ drip-stohn ]
/ ˈdrɪpˌstoʊn /
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noun
Architecture. a stone molding used as a drip.
calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.
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Origin of dripstone

First recorded in 1785–95; drip + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for dripstone

dripstone
/ (ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn) /

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