cad·disalso cad·dice (kăd′ĭs)
A coarse woolen fabric, yarn, or ribbon binding.
[Probably from Middle English cadace, cotton wool (from Anglo-Norman, from Old Provençal cadarz) and from French cadis, woolen cloth (from Old Provençal).]
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