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[Probably from the name Dobson.]


(Animals) another name for hellgrammite


(ˈdɒb sən)

1. a dobsonfly.
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Noun1.dobson - large brown aquatic larva of the dobsonfly; used as fishing bait
Corydalus, genus Corydalus, genus Corydalis, Corydalis - type genus of the Corydalidae
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
Corydalus, genus Corydalus, genus Corydalis, Corydalis - type genus of the Corydalidae
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