Definition for caddice (2 of 3)
Definition for caddice (3 of 3)
Origin of caddis1
Examples from the Web for caddice
Sometimes called "case fly," from the case or shell which the larva makes about itself; "caddice" is another way of saying "case."
You see it did not hurt the caddice larva to take away its house; it immediately went to work to build another.
The caddice larvæ are carnivorous; that is, they eat animal food.
The caddice larva makes its house of silk and sand and also lines it with a beautiful covering of fine silk.
Those lines that look as though some one had been ornamenting the bottom of the brook are made by our caddice larvæ.
British Dictionary definitions for caddice
Word Origin and History for caddice
"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive of some sense of cad.