(Latin: crumble, fragile, broken into small pieces)
Sandstone is easy to work with because it consists of friable material.
Sand is used sometimes to make the soil more friable.
2. Etymology: Don't confuse this friable with something that can be "fried", or is "fryable", because fry and friable are unrelated and they come from different roots.
The term fry is from Latin frigere, "to roast to, parch" or to cook food over direct heat in a pan in hot oil or fat; while friable is from Latin friabilis, based on friare, "to crumble".