- mist; fog.
Origin of brume
Examples from the Web for brumous
The two men did not speak as the car rolled through the brumous night.The Unknown Quantity
Henry van Dyke
But nobody has blown away from the matter its brumous encompassment and let in the light upon it It is very simple.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
We slept on two seats in the smoker, and got to Weehawken in the brumous chill of a winter dawn—still wearing our tie.Plum Pudding
You can hear wild fowl calling far up in the brumous smother which hides the lift.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
- poetic heavy mist or fog
Word Origin and History for brumous
"fog, mist," 1808, from French brume "fog" (14c.), in Old French, "wintertime," from Latin bruma "winter," perhaps with an original sense "season of the shortest day," from *brevima, contracted from brevissima, superlative of brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).