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stalagmite

sta·lag·mite

stalagmite

 
pronunciation:
st laeg maIt [or] stae lg maIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tapering rock formation that extends upward from the floor of a cave and that is built up from minerals in dripping water.
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derivation: stalagmitic (adj.)
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Stalagmite comes from stalagma, an ancient Greek word that means "a drop."
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  rock, stone