verb (used with object), spumed, spum·ing.
verb (used without object), spumed, spum·ing.
Origin of spume
Examples from the Web for spume
His jewels glimmered for a moment, his dog ran low, struggling with difficulty through the spume of cloud.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
And Orestes answers: 'Yes, help me, take me in thy arms, and wipe away the spume that still clings about my mouth and eyes.The Gods are Athirst|Anatole France
Elliot and Holt left Kusiak in a spume of whirling, blinding snow.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
The rollers broke upon most of these rocks, and the spume swirled in dirty froth upon the pebbly beach.A Republic Without a President and Other Stories|Herbert Ward
At the base of the dark declivities the combers were bursting, and the spume towered on the gale like grey smoke.Old Junk|H. M. Tomlinson
Word Origin for spume
late 14c., from Old French spume, from Latin spuma "foam" (cf. Italian spuma, Spanish espuma); cognate with Old English fam, Old High German veim "foam" (see foam (n.)).