caddis fly
caddis fly caddis fly, caddisfly caddisfly . same as {caddice fly}.

Syn: caddice fly, caddicefly. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • caddis fly — n. any of an order (Trichoptera) of small, mothlike insects with a soft body, long antennae and legs, and two pairs of hairy, membranous wings * * * Any member of about 7,000 species of mothlike aquatic insects (order Trichoptera) found worldwide …   Universalium

  • caddis fly — n. any of an order (Trichoptera) of small, mothlike insects with a soft body, long antennae and legs, and two pairs of hairy, membranous wings …   English World dictionary

  • caddis fly — noun small moth like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae • Syn: ↑caddis fly, ↑caddice fly, ↑caddice fly • Hypernyms: ↑trichopterous insect, ↑trichopteran, ↑trichopteron …   Useful english dictionary

  • caddis-fly — n. (pl. flies) any small hairy winged nocturnal insect of the order Trichoptera, living near water. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn. * * * noun small moth like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae • Syn: ↑caddis fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • caddis fly — a fly of the order Trichoptera; hairs and scales from these flies are a cause of allergic symptoms in susceptible persons …   Medical dictionary

  • caddis-fly — n. See caddice fly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • caddis fly — /ˈkædəs flaɪ/ (say kaduhs fluy) noun any of various adult insects of the order Trichoptera, characterised by four membranous, more or less hairy wings. Also, caddice fly. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • caddis fly — noun Date: 1787 any of an order (Trichoptera) of insects with four membranous usually hairy wings, vestigial mouthparts, slender many jointed antennae, and aquatic larvae compare caddisworm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caddis fly — noun any insect, of the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of hairy wings; they are found near lakes and streams …   Wiktionary

  • caddis fly — n. small insect with two pairs of hairy membranous wings and superficially similar to moths …   English contemporary dictionary

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