- Foam or froth of liquid, particularly that of seawater.
- 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XIX:
- No sluggish tide congenial to the glooms; / This, as it frothed by, might have been a bath / For the fiend's glowing hoof - to see the wrath / Of its black eddy bespate with flakes and spumes.
- 1906, Jack London, White Fang, part I, ch I,
- Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost.
foam of sea water
- To froth.
- plural of