AskDefine | Define spume

Dictionary Definition

spume n : foam or froth on the sea v : make froth or foam and become bubbly; "The river foamed" [syn: froth, suds]

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English

Noun

  1. foam or froth of water, particularly that of sea water.

Derived terms

Verb

  1. To froth.

Italian

Noun

spume
  1. Plural of spuma

Extensive Definition

Spume Island is a small, low, rocky island lying 1.5 miles southwest of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Spume Island is located at . Spume Island was surveyed by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1956-1957. Spume Island was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because heavy seas break over the island in a gale; spume is blown over it.

See also

spume in Spanish: Isla Spume

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