Definition of spume noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//spjuːm//
; NAmE NAmE//spjuːm//
[uncountable] (literary)
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the mass of white bubbles that forms in waves when the sea is rough synonym foam The wind whipped up the sea into clouds of spume. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French (e)spume or Latin spuma.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spume