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

Illustration of caddisworm

Origin and Etymology of caddisworm

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


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