Origin of sand hopper
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for sand hopper
Amphipods, am′fi-pods, n. an order of small sessile-eyed crustaceans—a familiar example is the sand-hopper.
British Dictionary definitions for sand hopper
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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