Architecture. a stone molding used as a drip.
calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.

1785–95; drip + stone

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dripstone (ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn)
1.  the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
2.  architect label, Also called: hood mould a drip made of stone

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They formed as water dripped and are called dripstone formations.
One small broken dripstone formation is near the entrance.
They are of varied character-some quite extensive and magnificently decorated with dripstone.
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