Definition of frazil
: ice crystals or granules sometimes resembling slush that are formed in turbulent water
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Origin and Etymology of 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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