caddisworm

noun
cad·​dis·​worm | \ˈka-dəs-ˌwərm \

Definition of caddisworm 

: the larva of a caddis fly that lives in and carries around a silken case covered with bits of debris

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First Known Use of caddisworm

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caddisworm

probably alteration of obsolete codworm; from the case or tube in which it lives

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caddis fly

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