from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The large brownish aquatic larva of the dobsonfly, often used as fishing bait. Also called dobson, snake doctor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of hellgramite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of a sialid neuropterous insect, Corydalus cornutus.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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