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From New Latin stalagmitēs, from Ancient Greek στάλαγμα (stálagma, “drop”) or σταλαγμός (stalagmós, “dripping”).
stalagmite (plural stalagmites)
- (geology) A secondary mineral deposit of calcium carbonate or other mineral, in shapes similar to icicles, that lies on the ground of a cave.
- 1876, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter XXXIII, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, →OCLC:
- In one place, near at hand, a stalagmite had been slowly growing up from the ground for ages, builded by the water-drip from a stalactite overhead.
- Coordinate term: stalactite
Borrowed from New Latin stalagmites, from Ancient Greek σταλαγμός (stalagmós).
stalagmite f (plural stalagmites)
- (geology) stalagmite
- Antonym: stalactite
- “stalagmite”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
stalagmite f (plural stalagmiti)
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