Orchestia

noun
Or·​ches·​tia | \ ȯ(r)ˈkestēə \

Definition of Orchestia

: a genus (the type of the family Orchestiidae) of semiterrestrial amphipod cructaceans comprising the widely distributed beach fleas of sandy seacoasts

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History and Etymology for Orchestia

New Latin, from Greek orchēstēs dancer (from orcheisthai to dance, leap) + New Latin -ia

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“Orchestia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orchestia. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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