dobsonfly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dob'sun-flī"), [key]
— pl. -flies.
  1. a large, soft-bodied insect, Corydalus cornutus, having four distinctly veined membranous wings, biting mouthparts, and, in the male, huge mandibles that jut out from the head. Cf. hellgrammite.
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