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Sand of a black or very dark colour, typically consisting of particles of lava or iron-rich minerals; specifically such sand on beaches in New Zealand.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Copland (fl. 1505–1547), translator and printer. From black + sand.
black sand/ˌblak ˈsand/
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