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caddisworm

[kad-is-wurm] /ˈkæd ɪsˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the aquatic larva of a caddisfly, having an armored head and a pair of abdominal hooks, and typically living in a case built from sand or plant debris.
Also called caddis, caddice, strawworm.
Origin of caddisworm
1615-1625
1615-25; caddis (perhaps plural, taken as singular, of caddy, diminutive of cad larva, ghost) + worm
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