Caddisfly definition

kădĭs-flī
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.
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Noun

Singular:
caddisfly
Plural:
caddisflies

Origin of caddisfly

  • Perhaps from obsolete cad (influenced by caddis) variant of cod (from the tube in which the larva lives)

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