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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small crustaceans living on sandy beaches.
  • n. See chigoe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various small crustaceans of the order Amphipoda, that are found on beaches and jump like a flea.
  • n. A small tropical flea, Tunga penetrans; a chigoe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any leaping amphipod crustacean; a beach flea, or orchestian. See Beach flea, under Beach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chigoe or jigger, Sarcopsylla penetrans.
  • n. A sand-hopper or beach-flea; one of numerous small amphipod crustaceans which hop like fleas on the seashore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches

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