sand flea

Origin of sand flea

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Historical Examples of sand flea

  • Thus it is seen why the sand-flea cannot deposit its eggs as do the rest of the family.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • This sand-flea is a small affair,—not the sand-flea, or chigre, of science—but a genuine flea.

    Company G

    A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow

  • Mr Masterman makes some interesting remarks on the chigo, or sand-flea (Pulex penetrans).

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans) infests several districts; the sand-flea has been imported from the west coast.


British Dictionary definitions for sand flea

sand flea

noun
  1. another name for the chigoe (def. 1), sand hopper
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sand flea in Medicine

sand flea

n.
  1. chigoe
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