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caddisfly

or cad·dice·fly

[ kad-is-flahy ]
/ ˈkæd ɪsˌflaɪ /
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noun, plural cad·dis·flies.
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, fly1
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British Dictionary definitions for caddisfly

caddis fly

noun
any small mothlike insect of the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of hairy wings and aquatic larvae (caddis worms)

Word Origin for caddis fly

C17: of unknown origin
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