- Easily broken into small fragments, crumbled, or reduced to powder.
Etymology: Latin friabilis, friÄbilis, from friare, friÄre, "to crumble".
- 1977: Spiders had woven their vague trapezes between the heads of dead peonies in enormous glass jars streaked with tide marks where the water had evaporated long ago. " Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve
- (context, of soil) loose, Loose and large-grained in consistency.
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