casebearer

noun
case·​bear·​er | \ ˈkās-ˌber-ər How to pronounce casebearer (audio) \

Definition of casebearer

: an insect larva that forms a protective case (as of silk)

First Known Use of casebearer

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Casebearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casebearer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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