[ kad-is-flahy ]
/ ˈkæd ɪsˌflaɪ /
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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After a while he will cling to some weed near the surface, and spin a chrysalis, from which the caddisfly will break forth.
British Dictionary definitions for caddisfly
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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