Pronounced: kwo-TID-ee-uhn, adj
Notes: A nice vocabulary word
The word spumescent means “foamy or frothy”
Our word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
As I noted, our word looked vaguely familiar to me; I think I’ve used it as a vocabulary entry, but not in this blog (I checked). However, before I started this blog, I did vocabulary entries on Facebook for a year… and before Facebook, I posted vocabulary words on my work’s chat status. Our word is composed of spume and -escent. The -escent ending is from Latin and is used on adjectives to specify the beginning of an action or process. The word spume came from Middle English, which came from the Latin word spūma (foam; froth).