verb (used with object), pum·iced, pum·ic·ing.
Origin of pumice
Examples from the Web for pumice
The stones which followed were by the flames converted to pumice, and some of these were larger than an ox.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
The world's principal source for pumice is the Lipari Islands, Italy.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
After five hours of hard climbing, we come to a ridge covered with sand and pumice.Mount Rainier|Various
Trees and herbage were overwhelmed with pumice and volcanic dust.The Story of the Hills|H. N. Hutchinson
In Misenum, which the shower of pumice stone had not reached, everything was covered with a thick layer of dust.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
British Dictionary definitions for pumice
Word Origin for pumice
Word Origin and History for pumice
c.1400, from Anglo-French and Old French pomis (13c.), from Late Latin pomicem (nominative pomex, genitive pumicis), from Oscan *poimex or some other dialectal variant of Latin pumex "pumice," from PIE *(s)poi-mo-, a root with connotations of "foam, froth" (see foam (n.)). Old English had pumic-stan. As a verb, early 15c., from the noun.