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sandkruiper, noun

Forms:
Also sandkruper, zandkruiper.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch zand sand + kruiper creeper; see quotation 1731.
1. Any of several species of marine fish of the family Rhinobatidae (guitarfishes); sand-creeper.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 185Rhinobatus annulatus...Zand Kruiper...Flesh tender and delicate.
1971 R. Raven-Hart Cape G.H. 1652–1702 521Sandkruiper, Rhinobatus sp.
2. obsolete. A type of tortoise.
1911 The State Dec. 643 (Pettman)There were berg tortoises, and vlakte tortoises and zandkruipers and even water tortoises.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 569Zand kruiper,..The name is also applied to a variety of tortoise.
Any of several species of marine fish of the family Rhinobatidae (guitarfishes); sand-creeper.
A type of tortoise.

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