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caddis1

[kad-is] /ˈkæd ɪs/
noun
1.
a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.
Also, caddice.
Origin
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

caddis2

[kad-is] /ˈkæd ɪs/
noun
Origin
by shortening
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Examples from the web for caddis
  • He crept discreetly to the edge of the pool before attaching an elk hair caddis fly to his line.
  • Fly anglers often use weight to get a midge, caddis or even stonefly imitation near the bottom.
British Dictionary definitions for caddis

caddis

/ˈkædɪs/
noun
1.
a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric

caddis worm

noun
1.
the aquatic larva of a caddis fly, which constructs a protective case around itself made of silk, sand, stones, etc Also called caseworm, strawworm
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Word Origin and History for caddis
n.

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

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