sand hopper

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noun


Nearby words

  1. sand dollar,
  2. sand eel,
  3. sand flea,
  4. sand fly,
  5. sand grouse,
  6. sand jack,
  7. sand lance,
  8. sand leek,
  9. sand lily,
  10. sand lizard

Origin of sand hopper

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for sand hopper

sand hopper

noun

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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