variants or frazil ice
plural -s
: ice crystals or granules sometimes resembling slush that are formed in turbulent water

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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