sand dollar

noun

Definition of sand dollar

: any of numerous flat circular sea urchins (order Clypeasteroida) that live chiefly in shallow water on sandy bottoms

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1884

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SAND DOLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

sand dollar

Definition of sand dollar for English Language Learners

  • : the round, flat shell of a small sea animal; also : the small sea animal itself


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sand dollar

noun

Definition of sand dollar for Students

: a flat round sea urchin

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