Origin of stalactite
Examples from the Web for stalactite
This is evident from the stalactite formation which remains on it.The Jenolan Caves|Samuel Cook
I repeated the incident of being surrounded, and the way in which Tom presented a stalactite to the principal man.The Golden Magnet|George Manville Fenn
Then a man got up by the apsis and stood there half hidden by the stalactite rock.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
I will also exchange minerals for stalagmites, and a trilobite for a stalactite.
When a slight faintness attacked her, a stalactite afforded her support, and it passed as quickly as it came.Barbara Blomberg, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for stalactite
Word Origin for stalactite
Word Origin and History for stalactite
1670s, Englished from Modern Latin stalactites (used 1654 by Olaus Wormius), from Greek stalaktos "dripping," from stalassein "to trickle," from PIE root *stag- "to seep, drip, drop" (cf. German stallen, Lithuanian telziu "to urinate").