snake-doctor

snake doctor

noun
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly.
2.
a hellgrammite.

Origin:
1790–1800


1. See dragonfly.
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snake doctor

noun
slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc. [syn: dragonfly
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