hellgrammites'

hellgrammite

[hel-gruh-mahyt]
noun
the aquatic larva of a dobsonfly, used as bait in fishing.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; origin uncertain

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hellgrammite (ˈhɛlɡrəˌmaɪt)
 
n
(US) Also called: dobson the larva of the dobsonfly, about 10 cm long with biting mouthparts: used as bait for bass
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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