Caddis definition

kădĭs
A coarse woolen fabric, yarn, or ribbon binding.
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A coarse woolen material; worsted yarn.
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A worsted ribbon.
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The larva of a caddice fly that generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with debris.
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A kind of worsted lace or ribbon.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of caddis - caddice

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caddis
Plural:
caddises

Origin of caddis

  • Probably from Middle English cadace cotton wool (from Anglo-Norman) (from Old Provençal cadarz) and from French cadis woolen cloth (from Old Provençal)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition