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stalactite Explained

stalactite at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1677, from Mod.L. stalactites (used by Olaus Wormius), from Gk. stalaktos "dripping," from stalassein "to trickle." ///

stalactite at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: stalactites, from Greek stalaktos 'falling in drops']// a sharp pointed object hanging down from the roof of a cave, which is formed gradually by water that contains minerals as it drops slowly from the roof// stalagmite//

stalactite at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a long pointed piece of rock hanging down from the roof of a CAVE (= a hollow place underground), formed over a long period of time as water containing LIME runs off the roof

Stalactite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stalactite \Sta*lac"tite\, n.; pl. {Stalactites}. [Gr. ? oozing
out in drops, dropping, fr. ? to drop: cf. F. stalactite.]
(a) A pendent cone or cylinder of calcium carbonate
resembling an icicle in form and mode of attachment.
Stalactites are found depending from the roof or sides of
caverns, and are produced by deposition from waters which
have percolated through, and partially dissolved, the
overlying limestone rocks.
(b) In an extended sense, any mineral or rock of similar form
and origin; as, a stalactite of lava.

stalactite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a
limestone cave

stalactite at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Estalactites Lapa Doce.JPG|thumb|right|Group of stalactites in Brazil.



From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » σταλακτός|tr=stalaktos||dripping|lang=grc.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: geolog » y A mineral deposit of calcium carbonate, in shapes similar to icicles, that hangs from the roof of a cave.


    Inter: trans-top » mineral deposit hanging from the roof of a cave
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estalactita|f, Inter: t- » ca|caramell|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鐘乳石|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|钟乳石|tr=zhōngrǔshí|sc=Hani
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|stalaktito
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tippukivipuikko
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|stalactite|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stalaktit|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|נטיף|m|tr=netif
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|鍾乳石|tr=しょうにゅうせき, shōnyūseki|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сталактит|m|tr=stalaktít|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estalactita|f
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sarkıt, Inter: t+ » tr|damla taş, Inter: t- » tr|stalaktit
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|thạch nhũ

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    * stalagmite
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