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Related to spumy: frothing, frothiness, spumed


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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Adj.1.spumy - emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation; "bubbling champagne"; "foamy (or frothy) beer"
effervescent - (of a liquid) giving off bubbles


Consisting of or resembling foam:
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Even now I always imagine her leaning from the low side of some small boat, dropping her net through the spumy billows of the upper air.
Reflecting on the caption at the bottom of the tattered page, which reads, "I will make you a fisher of men," Ruth imagines her aunt as one of Christ's disciples, "dropping her net through the spumy billows of the upper air" (91).
ENJOY IN THE WILD: The ditches and verges near Glebe Cottage are full of cow parsley, wave after wave of it rolling along the hedgerows and forcing even dark corners to join in the spumy celebration.