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caddice1

[kad-is] /ˈkæd ɪs/
noun
1.
caddis1 .
Related forms
caddiced, adjective

caddice2

[kad-is] /ˈkæd ɪs/
noun

caddis1

or caddice

[kad-is] /ˈkæd ɪs/
noun
1.
a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.
Origin of caddis1
1570-1580
1570-80; probably < Middle French cadis kind of woolen cloth < Old Provençal < Catalan cadirs, of obscure origin; Middle English cadace, cadas material for padding doublets (< Anglo-French) is apparently a distinct word
Related forms
caddised, adjective
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  • The caddice larva makes its house of silk and sand and also lines it with a beautiful covering of fine silk.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • The caddice larvæ are carnivorous; that is, they eat animal food.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • You will be apt to find the caddice larvæ in any brook and in some ponds, and I hope you will always look for them.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • You see it did not hurt the caddice larva to take away its house; it immediately went to work to build another.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • Those lines that look as though some one had been ornamenting the bottom of the brook are made by our caddice larvæ.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • You will always find these little brown-cloaked figures flitting about the brooks, where the caddice larvæ live.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • Sometimes called "case fly," from the case or shell which the larva makes about itself; "caddice" is another way of saying "case."

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
British Dictionary definitions for caddice

caddis

/ˈkædɪs/
noun
1.
a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
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Word Origin and History for caddice

caddis

n.

"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive of some sense of cad.

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