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stalactitenoun [C]

uk   /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/ us   /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/
a column of rock that hangs from the roof of a cave and is formed over a very long period of time by drops of water containing lime falling from the roof
(Definition of stalactite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stalactitenoun [C]

/stæˈlæk·tɑɪt/
a solid mass hanging from the top of a cave (= large hole in the ground) that is thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom and is formed by drops of water
(Definition of stalactite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stalactite”
in Spanish estalactita…
in Vietnamese chuông đá…
in Malaysian stalaktit…
in Thai หินย้อย…
in French stalactite…
in German der Stalaktit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钟乳石…
in Indonesian stalaktit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐘乳石…
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