flowstone

[floh-stohn]

noun Petrology.

a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave.

Nearby words

  1. flowery,
  2. flowing,
  3. flowingly,
  4. flowmeter,
  5. flown,
  6. flowy,
  7. floyd,
  8. floyd, carlisle,
  9. flq,
  10. flra

Compare dripstone.

Origin of flowstone

1920–25, Amer.; flow + stone

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