⌂ or hell′gra·mite·
the carnivorous, dark-brown, aquatic larva of the dobsonfly, often used as fish bait
Origin of hellgrammite; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
The large brownish aquatic larva of the dobsonfly, often used as fishing bait. Also called dobson.
Origin of hellgrammiteProbably hell (from its painful bite ) + -grammite, of unknown meaning and origin.
- Alternative spelling of hellgramite.