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hellbender (n.)

large salamander of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, 1812, supposedly so called for its ugliness. The meaning "reckless debauch, drunken frolic" is from 1889.

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Definitions of hellbender from WordNet

hellbender (n.)
large salamander of North American rivers and streams;
Synonyms: mud puppy / Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
From wordnet.princeton.edu