noun dob·son·fly \ˈdäb-sən-ˌflī\

Definition of dobsonfly

  1. :  a winged insect (family Corydalidae) that has very long slender mandibles in the male and a large carnivorous aquatic larva and that is now usually considered a neuropteran — compare hellgrammite

Origin and Etymology of dobsonfly

origin unknown

First Known Use: circa 1904

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