spumous


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spume

 (spyo͞om)
n.
Foam or froth on a liquid, as on the sea.
intr.v. spumed, spum·ing, spumes
To froth or foam.

[Middle English, from Old French espume, from Latin spūma.]

spu′mous, spum′y adj.
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spumous

adjective
Consisting of or resembling foam:
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