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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: An insect in the nonfeeding, usually immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the imago.

Usage examples (36)
  • The maggots hatch, enjoy several meals at the nearest dead-animal buffet, develop cocoons known as pupae and turn into flies.
  • In the unknown world, I might actually be some sort of nacent angel, or some kind of pupae-stage hero, some kind of backwater demigod.
  • The pupae is deep-fried and seasoned with spices.
  • Dolioloides: applied to obtect or coarctate pupae. for more
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