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  1. a widespread caddis fly, Brachycentrus subnubilus, the larvae of which attach their cases to vegetation under running water and are esteemed as a bait by anglers
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Word Origin

C18: altered from green tail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for grannom

Historical Examples

  • For these articles the season is almost as brief as the season of the mayfly or the grannom.

    Social Origins and Primal Law

    Andrew Lang

  • There are several cases in which the May-fly has been successfully introduced, and also the Grannom.

    Amateur Fish Culture

    Charles Edward Walker

  • Anglers packed their kit and hurried away when the grannom was signalled up.

  • I was deeply grieved, rather than astonished, for I have often remonstrated with poor Grannom on the recklessness of his wading.

    Angling Sketches

    Andrew Lang