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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a drip (sense ) made of stone
- calcite or other similar mineral deposits, esp. a stalactite or stalagmite, formed in a cave by dripping or flowing water
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold.
- Calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites.