caddisfly

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cad·dis·fly

also caddis fly  (kăd′ĭs-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Trichoptera, having long antennae and four wings covered with short hairs, and usually found near lakes and streams. Also called trichopteran.

[Perhaps from obsolete cad (influenced by caddis), variant of cod (from the tube in which the larva lives).]
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caddisfly

(ˈkædɪsˌflaɪ)
n
(Animals) any small mothlike insect of the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of hairy wings and aquatic larvae (caddisworms)
[C17: of unknown origin]
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cad•dis•fly

or cad•dice•fly

(ˈkæd ɪsˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths.
[1780–90]
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