[ 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.
- caddie car,
- caddie cart,
- caddis fly,
- caddis worm,
Origin of caddisfly
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Examples from the Web for caddisfly
After a while he will cling to some weed near the surface, and spin a chrysalis, from which the caddisfly will break forth.