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stalactitenoun [C]

 /stæˈlæk·tɑɪt/
a ​solidmasshanging from the ​top of a ​cave (= ​largehole in the ​ground) that is ​thicker at the ​top and ​thinner at the ​bottom and is ​formed by ​drops of ​water
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stalactitenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/
a ​column of ​rock that ​hangs from the ​roof of a ​cave and is ​formed over a very ​longperiod of ​time by ​drops of ​watercontaining limefalling from the ​roof
(Definition of stalactite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 钟乳石…
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in Chinese (Traditional) 鐘乳石…
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