sandkruiper

noun
sand·​krui·​per | \ ˈsan(d)ˌkrȯipə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of sandkruiper

: any of several small South African viviparous rays (genus Rhinobatus) of sandy shallow seas that are considered excellent food fishes

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History and Etymology for sandkruiper

past translation of Afrikaans zand kruiper, literally, sand creeper, from zand sand + kruiper creeper, from Dutch, from kruipen to creep, from Middle Dutch crupen; akin to Old Norse krjūpa to creep

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“Sandkruiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandkruiper. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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