- a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.
Origin of caddis1
Origin of caddis2
Examples from the Web for caddis
Historical Examples of caddis
The Bushmen worshiped a Caddis worm and an antelope (a species of deer).Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W. Talley
It put us in mind of the caddis worms which we had seen in ponds in England.On the Banks of the Amazon
For the bundle of sticks is really a log house that the caddis has built for itself.Pond and Stream
It is a sort of cell, probably built by a species of caddis.Field and Hedgerow
The caddis worm does not forget its talents; but it lacks choice pieces.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
- a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
Word Origin and History for caddis
"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive of some sense of cad.