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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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