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chrys·a·lis

 (krĭs′ə-lĭs)
n. pl. chrys·a·lis·es or chry·sal·i·des (krĭ-săl′ĭ-dēz′)
1.
a. A pupa, especially of a butterfly.
b. The hardened case of a pupa.
2. A protected stage of development.

[Latin chrȳsallis, from Greek khrūsallis, khrūsallid-, gold-colored pupa of a butterfly, from khrūsos, gold; see chryso-.]

chrysalis

(ˈkrɪsəlɪs)
n, pl chrysalises or chrysalides (krɪˈsælɪˌdiːz)
1. (Zoology) the obtect pupa of a moth or butterfly
2. anything in the process of developing
[C17: from Latin chrӯsallis, from Greek khrusallis, from khrusos gold, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew harūz gold]

chrys•a•lis

(ˈkrɪs ə lɪs)

n., pl. chrys•a•lis•es, chry•sal•i•des (krɪˈsæl ɪˌdiz)
1. the hard-shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly.
2. a protected stage of development.
[1650–60; < Latin chrȳsalis < Greek chrȳsallís chrysalis, cockchafer, derivative of chrȳsós gold]

chrys·a·lis

(krĭs′ə-lĭs)
1. The pupa of certain kinds of insects, especially of moths and butterflies, that is inactive and enclosed in a firm case or cocoon from which the adult eventually emerges.
2. The case or cocoon of a chrysalis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysalis - pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoonchrysalis - pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon
pupa - an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
Translations
kukla
puppe
báb
púpa
lėliukė
kūniņa
krizalit

chrysalis

[ˈkrɪsəlɪs] N (chrysalises (pl)) [ˈkrɪsəlɪsɪz] (Bio) → crisálida f

chrysalis

[ˈkrɪsəlɪs] n
(= insect) → chrysalide f
(= covering) → chrysalide f

chrysalis

n pl <-es> (Biol) → Puppe f; (= covering)Kokon m

chrysalis

[ˈkrɪsəlɪs] n (-es (pl)) → crisalide f

chrysalis

(ˈkrisəlis) noun
the form taken by some insects (eg butterflies) at an early stage in their development.
References in periodicals archive ?
Creating chrysalides: After about a week, it was time for their journey to the top of the container, where they instinctively crawled, flipped upside down and changed into chrysalides.
Any movement of their container caused our chrysalides to shake violently, which caused us to panic at first.
Beauty of butterflies: Once they formed, the chrysalides were moved into a pop-up butterfly observation habitat and attached to the mesh wall with Scotch tape.