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Related to dobson: Dobson unit
[Probably from the name Dobson.]
(Animals) another name for hellgrammite
1. a dobsonfly.
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|Noun||1.||dobson - large brown aquatic larva of the dobsonfly; used as fishing bait|
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
|2.||dobson - large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait|
neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect - insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins