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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The pupa of insects (as of butterflies) that pass the pupal stage in a quiescent and helpless condition without taking food, being enclosed in a more or less firm integument.

Usage examples (31)
  • Dormant as chrysalides, a thousand thoughts that lie
  • L and I waited a bit to see the window of chrysalides.
  • The larvæ burrow into the ground in September to form the chrysalides, hence there should be soil in the vivarium in which they are kept.
  • One summer I watched the larvæ of the swallow-tailed butterfly through their different stages, and reserved two chrysalides to develop into the perfect insect. for more
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