ETYM Old Eng. fam, fom, AS. fâm; akin to Old High Germ. and German feim.
1. A lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture.
2. A mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; SYN. froth.
Spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization. SYN. foam-rubber
ETYM Old Eng. frothe, Icel. frotha; akin to Dan. fraade, Swed. fradga, AS. âfreothan to froth.
1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam.
2. Light, unsubstantial matter.
ETYM as. leáthor niter, in leáthorwyrt soapwort; cf. Icel. lauthr; perh. akin to Eng. lye.
1. A workman who puts up laths.
2. The foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse).
1. Water impregnated with soap or a synthetic detergent compound and worked up into froth; also; the lather or froth on such water
2. Foam, froth; beer
ETYM Old Eng. mos; akin to AS. meós, Dutch mos, German moos, Old High Germ. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Swed. mossa, Russ. mokh, Latin muscus. Related to Muscoid.
(Irregular plural: mosses).
Tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants.
Small nonflowering plant of the class Musci (10,000 species), forming with the liverworts and the hornworts the order Bryophyta. The stem of each plant bears rhizoids that anchor it; there are no true roots. Leaves spirally arranged on its lower portion have sexual organs at their tips. Most mosses flourish best in damp conditions where other vegetation is thin.
The peat or bog moss Sphagnum was formerly used for surgical dressings. The smallest moss is the Cape pygmy moss Ephemerum capensi, only slightly larger than a pin head.