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Topic: GEOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: stalagmites, from Greek stalagma 'drop' or stalagmos 'falling in drops'

stalagmite

noun
     
stal‧ag‧mite [countable]
HEG a sharp pointed object coming up from the floor of a cave, formed by drops from a stalactite
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