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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave.

Usage examples (31)
  • The findings come from 1,800-year record of the Asian monsoon preserved in a stalagmite from a Chinese cave.
  • The top of the stalagmite was a bulbous shape that extended out from the curve.
  • Surrounding the stalagmite was a large number of artifacts, including sherds of high-quality Hellenistic Greek and Illyrian pottery.
  • The third leaned against a stalagmite, looking bored. for more
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