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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon.

Usage examples (36)
  • We also never hear the word chrysalis without thinking of Miss Waterman.
  • The chrysalis is what the silkworm becomes when it finishes spinning its cocoon.
  • "The metaphor for 'chrysalis' as a bass fiddle with no strings and a small pistol" is so profoundly smart, and on the mark!
  • In the nymphalid butterflies, the pupa is often called a 'chrysalis' on account of the golden hue displayed by the cuticle, and the term for more
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