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]

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