frazil

noun
fra·​zil | \ ˈfrazəl, frəˈzil \
variants: or frazil ice
plural -s

Definition of frazil

: ice crystals or granules sometimes resembling slush that are formed in turbulent water

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History and Etymology for frazil

Canadian French frasil, frazil, fraisil, from French fraisil coal cinders, alteration of Old French faisil, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin facilis, from Latin fac-, fax torch + -ilis -ile

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“Frazil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frazil. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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