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A chrysalis.

chrys′a·lid adj.


(Zoology) another name for chrysalis
(Zoology) of or relating to a chrysalis


(ˈkrɪs ə lɪd)

n. adj.
2. of or relating to a chrysalis.
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The Death of Grass by John Christopher (Michael Joseph, 1967) Like many young readers I grew up devouring the eerie sci-fi of John Wyndham, like The Chrysalids or Day of the Triffids, but there's another British sci-fi John of the same era who is unjustly neglected - and that's John Christopher.
Members of the Labyrinth Youth Group will be staging their version of The Chrysalids, based on the novel by John Wyndham, later this year.
Not only does it occur in Plan, but in the little read Foul Play Suspected (a 1953 detective story) and in the more popular The Chrysalids (1958).
The horrific nature of atom bombs of the types used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was to some extent appreciated from the outset--for example it was cited by the future playwright, Harold Pinter, in his bid to be exempted from compulsory military service in 1949 (12)--and the persistence of radio-active contamination was part of the theme of John Wyndham's post-nuclear-holocaust novel The Chrysalids of 1955.
As always, Wilson trusts his characters to develop along their own lines, and as a result he earns our trust as well, in one of the more affecting post-apocalyptic, reverse-frontier tales of its type since Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow or John Wyndham's The Chrysalids.
He says that within Europe there are no restrictions on sending eggs, chrysalids, and pupae from one country to another.
In The Chrysalids, he begins: "When I was quite small I used to dream of a city - which was strange because it began before I even knew what a city was.
Sawyer is one of the world's experts on this extraordinary writer who gave us many short stories,The Day of the Triffids (1951),The Kraken Wakes (1953), The Chrysalids (1955)and The Midwich Cuckoos (1957).
The Chrysalids, Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887, 7.
An early Welsh record was of two Death's-Head chrysalids at Penarth in 1899.
Wyndham had a string of hit novels including, The Kraken Wakes (1953), The Chrysalids (1955), The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) and Chocky (1968).
The Chrysalids, Crescent Youth Theatre, Crescent Studio Theatre (to Saturday).