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sand hopper

  1. beach flea.
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Origin of sand hopper

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of sand hopper

  • Amphipods, am′fi-pods, n. an order of small sessile-eyed crustaceans—a familiar example is the sand-hopper.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for sand hopper

sand hopper

  1. any of various small hopping amphipod crustaceans of the genus Orchestia and related genera, common in intertidal regions of seashoresAlso called: beach flea, sand flea
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