Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of froth or scum; foamy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, containing, or covered with, froth, scum, or foam; frothy; foamy.

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  • adjective frothy or foamy; spumy

Etymologies

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Latin spumosus.

Examples

  • Consisting of froth or light bubbles, of the nature of or resembling foam, spumous.

    Firedoglake » Frothy Junior

  • June 19th, 2006 at 8:16 pm frothy adjective 1. Consisting of or resembling foam: foamy, lathery, spumous, spumy, sudsy, yeasty.

    Firedoglake » Frothy Junior

  • The fierce rollers of the spumous sea broke and recoiled, foaming upon the sandy beach, which they veiled with a haze of water-dust, almost concealing the smoke that curled from the mangrove-hedged

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Coketown boys who were at large — a rare sight there — rowed a crazy boat, which made a spumous track upon the water as it jogged along, while every dip of an oar stirred up vile smells.

    Hard Times

  • Here she deposits her eggs -- normally about eighty -- regularly arranged in a long cylindrical mass and envelopes them in a spumous or sort of glutinous secretion, so that the whole are quite tapped up and level with the surface of the ground.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • Down upon the river that was black and thick with dye, some Coketown boys who were at large-a rare sight there-rowed a crazy boat, which made a spumous track upon the water as it jogged along, while every dip of an oar stirred up vile smells.

    Hard Times

  • Down upon the river that was black and thick with dye, some Coketown boys who were at large - a rare sight there - rowed a crazy boat, which made a spumous track upon the water as it jogged along, while every dip of an oar stirred up vile smells.

    Hard Times

  • Down upon the river that was black and thick with dye, some Coketown boys who were at large - a rare sight there - rowed a crazy boat, which made a spumous track upon the water as it jogged along, while every dip of an oar stirred up vile smells.

    Hard Times

  • So large an opening as I had unhappily made in this vein could not be quickly closed, and with each inspiration of the patient more, air was sucked in, so that the blood in the right cavities of the heart soon became beaten into a spumous froth that could not be forced except in small quantities through the pulmonary vessels into the lungs.

    Danger

  • The path was not devoid of danger at any time, by reason of the spongy and uncertain nature of the bogs, accumulated masses of spumous unhealthy vegetation, showing patches of bright green verdure, holding water often to an unknown depth, and sometimes proving fatal to those who dare to venture upon this deceitful and perilous surface.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

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