casebearer

noun

case·​bear·​er ˈkās-ˌber-ər How to pronounce casebearer (audio)
: an insect larva that forms a protective case (as of silk)

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casebearer was in 1847

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“Casebearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casebearer. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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