Caseworm
Caseworm \Case"worm`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A worm or grub that makes for itself a case. See {Caddice}. [1913 Webster]

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  • caseworm — [kās′wʉrm΄] n. any of various insect larvae that build protective cases about their bodies …   English World dictionary

  • caseworm — /kays werrm /, n. a caddisworm or other insect larva that constructs a case around its body. [1600 10; CASE2 + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • caseworm — case·worm (kāsґwərm) echinococcus …   Medical dictionary

  • caseworm — /ˈkeɪswɜm/ (say kayswerm) noun a caddis worm or other caterpillar that constructs a case around its body …   Australian English dictionary

  • caseworm — noun insect larva that constructs a protective case around its body • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Hyponyms: ↑caddisworm, ↑strawworm * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: case (II) + worm …   Useful english dictionary

  • caddisworm — noun larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris • Syn: ↑strawworm • Hypernyms: ↑caseworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichoptera, ↑order Trichoptera * * * ˈkadə̇ˌswərm, wə̄m …   Useful english dictionary

  • strawworm — noun 1. larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris • Syn: ↑caddisworm • Hypernyms: ↑caseworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichoptera, ↑order Trichoptera 2. larva of chalcid flies injurious …   Useful english dictionary

  • bagworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a moth larva of the family Psychidae constructing and living in a silk case which is usually covered with bits of plant debris; especially : an often destructive pest (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) of trees and shrubs in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • case moth — noun Etymology: caseworm Australia : any of several moths having larvae that are caseworms …   Useful english dictionary

  • case|mak|er — «KAYS MAY kuhr», n, 1. a clothes moth whose larva is a caseworm that spins its case out of pieces of cloth. 2. a person who makes cases or covers for books …   Useful english dictionary

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