noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1866 a carnivorous aquatic North American insect larva that is the young form of a dobsonfly (especially Corydalis cornutus) and is used for fish bait

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  • Hellgrammite — can be:*an insect, the aquatic larva of the dobsonfly. *the DC comics character Hellgrammite …   Wikipedia

  • hellgrammite — ☆ hellgrammite or hellgramite [hel′grəm īt΄ ] n. [< ?] the carnivorous, dark brown, aquatic larva of the dobsonfly, often used as fish bait …   English World dictionary

  • hellgrammite — Corydalus Corydalus prop. n. The type genus of the {Corydalidae}. It includes the dobsonfly ({Corydalus cornutus}), whose aquatic larva, the {hellgrammite}, is used as bait in fishing. Syn: genus {Corydalus}, genus Corydalis. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hellgrammite — /hel greuh muyt /, n. the aquatic larva of a dobsonfly, used as bait in fishing. [1865 70, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hellgrammite — n. type of larva used as fish bait …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hellgrammite — [ hɛlgrəmʌɪt] noun N. Amer. the aquatic larva of a dobsonfly, often used as fishing bait. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hellgrammite — hell·gram·mite …   English syllables

  • hellgrammite — hell•gram•mite [[t]ˈhɛl grəˌmaɪt[/t]] n. ent the aquatic larva of a dobsonfly, used as bait in fishing • Etymology: 1865–70, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • hellgrammite — n. US an aquatic larva of an American fly, Corydalus cornutus, often used as fishing bait. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hellgrammite (comics) — Superherobox no caption = character name = Hellgrammite publisher = DC Comics debut = The Brave and the Bold #80 (October November, 1968) creators = alter ego = Roderick Rose full name = species = homeworld = alliances = Intergang aliases =… …   Wikipedia

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