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beach flea (plural beach fleas)

  1. Any of various amphipod crustaceans of the family Talitridae, which live on sea beaches and jump like fleas.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for beach flea in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)