Hellgamite
Hellgamite Hell"ga*mite, Hellgramite Hell"gra*mite, n. (Zo["o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect ({Corydalus cornutus}), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera. [1913 Webster]

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  • Corydalus cornutus — Hellgamite Hell ga*mite, Hellgramite Hell gra*mite, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect ({Corydalus cornutus}), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hellgramite — Hellgamite Hell ga*mite, Hellgramite Hell gra*mite, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect ({Corydalus cornutus}), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corydalus cornutus — Dobson Dob son, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect ({Corydalus cornutus}), used as bait in angling. See {Hellgamite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dobson — Dob son, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect ({Corydalus cornutus}), used as bait in angling. See {Hellgamite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insecta — In*sec ta, n. pl. [NL. See {Insect}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda, including those that have one pair of antenn[ae], three pairs of mouth organs, and breathe air by means of trache[ae], opening by spiracles along the sides of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neuroptera — Neu*rop te*ra (n[ u]*r[o^]p t[ e]*r[.a]), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ney^ron nerve + ptero n a wing, fr. pte sqai to fly.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net veined wings. The mouth organs are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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