sandbathe

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house sparrow sandbathing

Etymology[edit]

sand +‎ bathe

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sandbathe (third-person singular simple present sandbathes, present participle sandbathing, simple past and past participle sandbathed)

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

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