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Meaning of hellbender

hell•bend•er

Pronunciation: (hel'ben"dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a large salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, of rivers and streams in eastern North America, having a flat, stout body and broad head.
  2. a reckless or headstrong person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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