sand hopper


noun

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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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