- a drip (sense ) made of stone
- calcite or a similar mineral, as that forming a stalactite or stalagmite, deposited by dripping or flowing water
- A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold .
- a. A mineral deposit, such as a stalactite or a stalagmite, usually consisting of calcite, formed in caves from dripping water.b. See flowstone.
- Its roof is a single flat stratum of limestone; its walls are well marked by lines of stratification; dripstone also partly covers the walls, fills a deep fissure at the end of the cave, and spreads over the floor, where it mingles with an ancient bed of ashes, forming an ash-breccia (mostly firm and solid) that encloses fragments of sandstone, flint spalls, flint implements, charcoal and bones.
- At some period, long subsequent to its original excavation, and after many large stalactites had grown, it was completely filled with glacial mud charged with acid, whereby the dripstone was eroded into singularly grotesque shapes.