Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to caddis: caddis fly
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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Textiles) a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
or cad•dice(ˈkæd ɪs)
a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.
[1570–80; probably < Middle French cadis]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.