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Spanish translation of “sand”

sand

noun /sӕnd/
a large amount of tiny particles of crushed rocks, shells etc, found on beaches etc the golden seed. an area of sand, especially on a beach
playa arenosa
We lay on the sand.
sandy adjective filled or covered with sand a sandy beach. (of hair) yellowish-red in colour She has fair skin and sandy hair. sandbank /ˈsӕnbӕŋk/ noun a bank of sand formed by tides and currents. sandcastle /ˈsӕnkaːsl/ noun a pile of sand, sometimes made to look like a castle, built especially by children on beaches. sandpaper /ˈsӕnpeipə/ noun a type of paper with sand glued to it, used for smoothing and polishing a sheet of sandpaper. sandshoes /ˈsӕnʃuːz/ noun plural soft light shoes, often with rubber soles. sandstone /ˈsӕnstəun/ noun a soft type of rock made of layers of sand pressed together.
piedra arenisca
sand-storm /ˈsӕnstoːm/ noun a storm of wind, carrying with it clouds of sand We were caught in a sandstorm in the desert.
(Definition of sand from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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