[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. caddis fly,
  2. caddis worm,
  3. caddisfly,
  4. caddish,
  5. caddishly,
  6. caddo,
  7. caddoan,
  8. caddy,
  9. caddy spoon,
  10. cade

Origin of caddisworm

1615–25; caddis (perhaps plural, taken as singular, of caddy, diminutive of cad larva, ghost) + worm

Also called caddis, caddice, strawworm. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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