spume


1spume

noun \ˈspyüm\

: bubbles that form on ocean waves

Full Definition of SPUME

:  frothy matter on liquids :  foam, scum <ocean spume>
spu·mous \ˈspyü-məs\ adjective
spumy \-mē\ adjective

Examples of SPUME

  1. <spume floating on the ocean>

Origin of SPUME

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin spuma — more at foam
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SPUME

2spume

intransitive verb
spumedspum·ing

Definition of SPUME

:  froth, foam

First Known Use of SPUME

14th century

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