caddisworm

[ kad-is-wurm ]
/ ˈkæd ɪsˌwɜrm /

noun

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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Also called caddis, caddice, strawworm.

Origin of caddisworm

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

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British Dictionary definitions for caddisworm

caddis worm

caddis


noun

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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