Origin of stalagmite
Examples from the Web for stalagmite
Stalagmite , a deposit (on the floor of caves) resembling an inverted stalactite.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
Stalagmite with a few bones and antlers of reindeer, the thickness varying from one to fifteen inches.
Four of its chambers have ice, in one of which a stalagmite of ice rises almost to the roof.Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland|George Forrest Browne
At a signal from Long Shadow, one of the Tibetans reached behind a stalagmite and pulled a lever.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
The accumulation of sediment or of stalagmite over human remains in caverns is not necessarily indicative of very great antiquity.The Chain of Life in Geological Time|Sir J. William Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for stalagmite
Word Origin for stalagmite
Word Origin and History for stalagmite
1680s, from Modern Latin stalagmites (Olaus Wormius), from Greek stalagmos "a dropping," or stalagma "a drop, drip," from stalassein "to trickle" (see stalactite).