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brume

[broom] /brum/
noun
1.
mist; fog.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French: fog < Provençal bruma < Latin brūma winter, orig. winter solstice, contraction of *brevima (diēs) shortest (day); see breve
Related forms
brumous
[broo-muh s] /ˈbru məs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brume

brume

/bruːm/
noun
1.
(poetic) heavy mist or fog
Derived Forms
brumous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French: mist, winter, from Latin brūma, contracted from brevissima diēs the shortest day
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Word Origin and History for brume
n.

"fog, mist," 1808, from French brume "fog" (14c.), in Old French, "wintertime," from Latin bruma "winter," perhaps with an original sense "season of the shortest day," from *brevima, contracted from brevissima, superlative of brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).

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