Meaning of “stalagmite” in the English Dictionary

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"stalagmite" in British English

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stalagmitenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstæl.əɡ.maɪt/ us /ˈstæl.əɡ.maɪt/

a column of rock that rises from the floor of a cave, formed over a very long period of time by drops of water containing lime falling from the roof of the cave

(Definition of “stalagmite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stalagmite" in American English

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stalagmitenoun [ C ]

/stəˈlæɡ·mɑit/

a solid mass rising from the bottom of a cave (= large hole in the ground) that is thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top and is formed by drops of water

(Definition of “stalagmite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)