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.

Nearby words

  1. caddie car,
  2. caddie cart,
  3. caddis,
  4. caddis fly,
  5. caddis worm,
  6. caddish,
  7. caddishly,
  8. caddisworm,
  9. caddo,
  10. caddoan

Compare caddisworm.

Origin of caddisfly

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

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