Origin of spumeMiddle English from Middle French espume from Classical Latin spuma: see foam
intransitive verbspumed, spum′ing
intransitive verbspumed, spum·ing, spumes
Origin of spumeMiddle English from Old French espume from Latin spūma
- spu′mous spum′y
(third-person singular simple present spumes, present participle spuming, simple past and past participle spumed)
- To froth.
Middle English < Anglo-Norman espume, ultimately from Latin spÅ«ma.