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hellgrammite

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noun hell·gram·mite \ˈhel-grə-ˌmīt\

Definition of hellgrammite

  1. :  a carnivorous aquatic North American insect larva that is the young form of a dobsonfly (especially Corydalis cornutus) and is used for fish bait



Origin of hellgrammite

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1866


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