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sea foam

noun
  1. the foam of the sea.
  2. meerschaum(def 1).
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Origin of sea foam

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
Related formssea-foam, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sea foam

Historical Examples

  • Hathor was the daughter of these waters, as Aphrodite was sprung from the sea-foam.

    The Evolution of the Dragon

    G. Elliot Smith

  • The waves had cast on the shore these sad relics, covered with sand and sea-foam.

  • “Why, he might as well try to step on a bit of sea-foam,” said the Captain in surprise.

    Rivers of Ice

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • She had dark, wavy hair, like sea-foam with ink tipped over in it.

  • That ceremony was as worthless as this sea-foam that blows by.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould


British Dictionary definitions for sea foam

sea foam

noun
  1. foam formed on the surface of the sea
  2. a former name for meerschaum (def. 1)
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