sand dollar


noun

any of various flat, disklike sea urchins, as Mellita testudinata or Echinarachnius parma, that live on sandy bottoms off the coasts of the U.S.

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Origin of sand dollar

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for sand dollar

sand dollar

noun

any of various flattened disclike echinoderms of the order Clypeasteroida, of shallow North American coastal waters: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)
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