beach flea


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beach flea

n.
Any of various small amphipod crustaceans of the family Talitridae that live on sandy beaches and hop somewhat like fleas. Also called sand hopper.

beach flea

n
(Animals) another name for the sand hopper

beach′ flea`


n.
any of various tiny crustaceans that inhabit beaches and that jump like fleas.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beach flea - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleasbeach flea - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean
genus Orchestia, Orchestia - type genus of the family Orchestiidae
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