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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.

The spumous and florid state of the blood.

The spumy waves proclaim the watery war.


a. frothy, emitting froth or spume


adj. covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating; "the bubbling candy mixture"; "a cup of foaming cocoa"; "frothy milkshakes"; "frothy waves"; "spumy surf" [syn: bubbling, foaming, foamy, frothing, spumous, sudsy]

Usage examples of "spumy".

Like leaden pillows, they beat him senseless and scattered a million grey spumy feathers across the heaving sea.

From this a spumy vortex now towered, as if either this air were draining down it, or the lower air were cycloning out of it.

Lennard saw what seemed to him like an illimitable sea of huge spumy billows and tumbling masses of foam, which seemed to roll and break over each other without sound.