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caddicefly

[kad-is-flahy]
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noun, plural cad·dice·flies.
  1. caddisfly.
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caddisfly

or cad·dice·fly

[kad-is-flahy]
noun, plural cad·dis·flies.
  1. any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths.
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Compare caddisworm.

Origin of caddisfly

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at caddisworm, fly2
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