noun fra·zil \ˈfrazəl, frəˈzil\
variants: or

frazil ice

Definition of frazil



  1. :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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