[ kad-is-wurm ]
/ ˈkæd ɪsˌwɜrm /
the aquatic larva of a caddisfly, having an armored head and a pair of abdominal hooks, and typically living in a case built from sand or plant debris.
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Origin of caddisworm
1615–25; caddis (perhaps plural, taken as singular, of caddy, diminutive of cad larva, ghost) + worm
Words nearby caddisworm
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Life would be finer if we did not drag that caddisworm's house of the past behind us.
British Dictionary definitions for caddisworm
the aquatic larva of a caddis fly, which constructs a protective case around itself made of silk, sand, stones, etcAlso called: caseworm, strawworm
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