from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Foam or froth on a liquid, as on the sea.
- intransitive v. To froth or foam.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Foam or froth of water, particularly that of sea water.
- v. To froth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Frothy matter raised on liquids by boiling, effervescence, or agitation; froth; foam; scum.
- intransitive v. To froth; to foam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Froth; foam; scum; frothy matter raised on liquors or fluid substances by boiling, effervescence, or agitation.
- To froth; foam.
- Same as spoom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. foam or froth on the sea
- v. make froth or foam and become bubbly
Middle English, from Old French espume, from Latin spūma.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from ultimately from Latin spūma. (Wiktionary)