caddis

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


Origin:
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

caddised, adjective
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caddis

2 [kad-is]
noun

Origin:
by shortening

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caddis or caddice (ˈkædɪs)
 
n
a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
 
caddice or caddice
 
n

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

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caddis
"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a dim. of some sense of cad.
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Example sentences
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.
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