Middle English < Anglo-Norman espume, ultimately from Latin spūma.
- Foam or froth of liquid, particularly that of sea water.
- 1906, Jack London, White Fang, part I, ch I,
- Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost.
- Materials dark and crude, / Of spiritous and fiery spume.
spume (third-person singular simple present spumes, present participle spuming, simple past and past participle spumed)
- To froth.
- plural form of spuma