- the foam of the sea.
- meerschaum(def 1).
Origin of sea foam
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for sea foam
Hathor was the daughter of these waters, as Aphrodite was sprung from the sea-foam.The Evolution of the Dragon
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The waves had cast on the shore these sad relics, covered with sand and sea-foam.Laboulaye's Fairy Book
“Why, he might as well try to step on a bit of sea-foam,” said the Captain in surprise.Rivers of Ice
She had dark, wavy hair, like sea-foam with ink tipped over in it.Dotty Dimple At Home
That ceremony was as worthless as this sea-foam that blows by.In the Roar of the Sea
- foam formed on the surface of the sea
- a former name for meerschaum (def. 1)
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