Definition of sand flea in English:

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sand flea

Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d) ˌflē/


1 Another term for beach flea.
Example sentences
  • Selecting the right memento of your service will lead to years of pleasant memories, something to be remembered long after the sand flea bites heal.
  • Other times it can be like sitting in a hornets' nest with sand fleas up your nose.
  • Despite balmy temperatures, you'll need to pack pants, long-sleeved shirts, and, yes, even socks, to fend off the hordes of biting sand fleas and midges on the Tuichi River.
2 another term for chigoe.
Example sentences
  • Tungiasis (penetration of the skin by sand fleas) is widespread in tropical Africa, especially West Africa, including Madagascar.
  • The tiny little spots are sand fleas trying to dig their way into his skin.
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