Sunday, April 27, 2014
Citations for spumescent
Within the mud and rock enclave, a waterfall, clear and spumescent, cascades forcefully down one side.
The usually gentle waterfall, clearly visible in the moonlight and icily shimmering, had been transformed into a phenomenal spumescent cascade that was magnificent yet uncanny in its magnitude.
Origin of spumescent
Spumescent entered English in the mid-1800s. It came from the Latin word spūma which meant "foam" along with suffix -escent which is added to adjectives borrowed from Latin.