dustbathe

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American bison dustbathing

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dust +‎ bathe

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dustbathe (third-person singular simple present dustbathes, present participle dustbathing, simple past and past participle dustbathed)

  1. (of certain birds and mammals) To take a dust bath; to clean one's body, especially, of parasites and excess hair oil, by rolling in sand or dust.

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