chrysalis


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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.
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In fact, as the great Hunter says, the mere skeleton of the whale bears the same relation to the fully invested and padded animal as the insect does to the chrysalis that so roundingly envelopes it.
His thoughts floated then serenely in the empyrean, and he felt towards her the horror that perhaps the painted butterfly, hovering about the flowers, feels to the filthy chrysalis from which it has triumphantly emerged.
At length I felt a desire to study this living chrysalis more closely, and to endeavor to understand the secret part played by these insect-actors when they occupy themselves simply with pulling different pieces of string.
In the second stage, answering to the chrysalis stage of butterflies, they have six pairs of beautifully constructed natatory legs, a pair of magnificent compound eyes, and extremely complex antennae; but they have a closed and imperfect mouth, and cannot feed: their function at this stage is, to search by their well-developed organs of sense, and to reach by their active powers of swimming, a proper place on which to become attached and to undergo their final metamorphosis.
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