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Noun: caddis  ka-dis
  1. Larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris
    - caddisworm, strawworm, caddice, caddis worm, caddice worm
  2. Small moth-like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae
    - caddis fly, caddis-fly, caddice fly, caddice-fly
  3. The larva of a caddice fly that generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with debris
    - caddice
  4. A kind of worsted lace or ribbon

Derived forms: caddises

Type of: caseworm, trichopteran, trichopteron, trichopterous insect

Part of: order Trichoptera, Trichoptera

Encyclopedia: Caddis