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spume

[spyoom] /spyum/
verb (used with object), spumed, spuming.
1.
to eject or discharge as or like foam or froth; spew (often followed by forth).
verb (used without object), spumed, spuming.
2.
to foam; froth.
noun
3.
foam, froth, or scum.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin spūma foam, froth; akin to foam
Related forms
spumous, spumy, adjective
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  • And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
  • And the flung spray and the blown spume,and the sea-gulls crying.
British Dictionary definitions for spume

spume

/spjuːm/
noun
1.
foam or surf, esp on the sea; froth
verb
2.
(intransitive) to foam or froth
Derived Forms
spumous, spumy, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French espume, from Latin spūma; related to spuere to spew
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Word Origin and History for spume
n.

late 14c., from Old French spume, from Latin spuma "foam" (cf. Italian spuma, Spanish espuma); cognate with Old English fam, Old High German veim "foam" (see foam (n.)).

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