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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs. Wrap as for protection; Retreat , as from an unfriendly environment.

Usage examples (38)
  • The most beautiful butterfly I had ever seen emerged from the ugliest cocoon.
  • Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
  • With a small whisk-broom the cocoon is brushed until ends, which are as fine as a cobweb, come loose.
  • Yes, the little silken room they weave we call a cocoon, but the ant lions make theirs of silk and sand. for more
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