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caddice

1
[kad-is]
noun
  1. caddis1.
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Related formscad·diced, adjective

caddice

2
[kad-is]
noun
  1. caddisworm.
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caddis

1

or cad·dice

[kad-is]
noun
  1. a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.
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Origin of caddis

1
1570–80; probably < Middle French cadis kind of woolen cloth < Old Provençal < Catalan cadirs, of obscure origin; Middle English cadace, cadas material for padding doublets (< Anglo-French) is apparently a distinct word
Related formscad·dised, adjective
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Examples from the Web for caddice

Historical Examples of caddice

  • The caddice larvæ are carnivorous; that is, they eat animal food.

    The Insect Folk

    Margaret Warner Morley

  • The caddice larva makes its house of silk and sand and also lines it with a beautiful covering of fine silk.

    The Insect Folk

    Margaret Warner Morley

  • You see it did not hurt the caddice larva to take away its house; it immediately went to work to build another.

    The Insect Folk

    Margaret Warner Morley

  • You will be apt to find the caddice larvæ in any brook and in some ponds, and I hope you will always look for them.

    The Insect Folk

    Margaret Warner Morley

  • Those lines that look as though some one had been ornamenting the bottom of the brook are made by our caddice larvæ.

    The Insect Folk

    Margaret Warner Morley


British Dictionary definitions for caddice

caddis

caddice

noun
  1. a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
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Word Origin and History for caddice

caddis

n.

"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive of some sense of cad.

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