beach flea definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different small, jumping crustaceans associated with household Orchestiidae, residing on sandy shores at or near the wave line. Also called sand hopper.
    • the typical name of numerous types of amphipod Crustacea, regarding the household Orchestid√¶, residing in the sea shores, and jumping like fleas.
    • an such like. See under seashore, etc.
    • A name of sundry little amphipod crustaceans. Also referred to as sand-hopper, shore-jumper, and sand-flea.
    • tiny amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches

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