Spumous
Spumous Spum"ous (sp[=u]m"[u^]s), Spumy Spum"y (sp[=u]m"[y^]), a. [L. spumosus, fr. spuma foam: cf. F. spumeux.] Consisting of, containing, or covered with, froth, scum, or foam; frothy; foamy. [1913 Webster]

The spumous and florid state of the blood. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The spumy waves proclaim the watery war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • spumous — adjective see spume I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spumous — See spume. * * * …   Universalium

  • spumous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Consisting of or resembling foam: foamy, frothy, lathery, spumy, sudsy, yeasty. See SOLID …   English dictionary for students

  • spumous — a. See spumy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • spumous — spu·mous …   English syllables

  • spumous — məs adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin spumosus, from spuma foam + osus ous, ose more at foam : spumy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spumy — Spumous Spum ous (sp[=u]m [u^]s), Spumy Spum y (sp[=u]m [y^]), a. [L. spumosus, fr. spuma foam: cf. F. spumeux.] Consisting of, containing, or covered with, froth, scum, or foam; frothy; foamy. [1913 Webster] The spumous and florid state of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spume — spumous, spumy, adj. /spyoohm/, v., spumed, spuming, n. v.t. 1. to eject or discharge as or like foam or froth; spew (often fol. by forth). v.i. 2. to foam; froth. n. 3. foam, froth, or scum. [1300 50; ME < L spuma foam, froth; akin to FOAM] * *… …   Universalium

  • frothy — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Fizzing] Syn. bubbling, foaming, soapy, sudsy, bubbly, fizzy, foamy, with a head on. 2. [Trivial] Syn. unsubstantial, light, shallow, frivolous; see trivial . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. bubbly foamy, fizzy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Frothier — Frothy Froth y, a. [Compar. {Frothier}; superl. {Frothiest}.] 1. Full of foam or froth, or consisting of froth or light bubbles; spumous; foamy. [1913 Webster] 2. Not firm or solid; soft; unstable. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Of the nature of froth; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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