caddisworm


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Related to caddisworm: caddis fly, lacewing

cad·dis·worm

or caddis worm  (kăd′ĭs-wûrm′)
n.
The aquatic wormlike larva of a caddisfly, enclosed in a cylindrical case covered with grains of sand, bits of wood or shell, or other debris.

caddisworm

(ˈkædɪsˌwɜːm) or

caddis

n
(Animals) the aquatic larva of a caddis fly, which constructs a protective case around itself made of silk, sand, stones, etc. Also called: caseworm or strawworm

cad•dis•worm

(ˈkæd ɪsˌwɜrm)

n.
the aquatic larva of a caddisfly, having an armored head and a pair of abdominal hooks, and typically living in a case built from sand or plant debris.
[1615–25; caddis (perhaps pl., taken as singular, of caddy, diminutive of cad larva, ghost) + worm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caddisworm - larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris
order Trichoptera, Trichoptera - an order of insects consisting of caddis flies
caseworm - insect larva that constructs a protective case around its body
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And if I be, as truecast Poets are, Half woman-natured, typing all mankind; So must I triple-man myself and case My humours as the caddisworm in stone, Or doing violence to my modest worth With one long-lasting hope chain-cable-strong Self-fixt, immoor in patience, till I die.