The aquatic larva of a dobsonfly, often used as fishing bait.
More example sentences
- And both species are more than willing to hit small lures as well as natural baits such as nightcrawlers, meal worms and hellgrammites.
- Big trout like a big mouthful, and hellgrammites are bigger than your average mayfly or stonefly nymph.
- Larvae of alderflies differ from hellgrammites in that they lack the two hooks at the end of the abdomen.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of hellgrammite in:
- The US English dictionary