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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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