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sand hopper

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noun
  1. beach flea.
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Origin of sand hopper

First recorded in 1780–90
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  • 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)

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British Dictionary definitions for sand hopper

sand hopper

noun
  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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