chrysalis

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chrysalis /ˈkrɪsələs/ noun
plural chrysalises also chrysalides /krɪˈsæləˌdiːz/
chrysalis
/ˈkrɪsələs/
noun
plural chrysalises also chrysalides /krɪˈsæləˌdiːz/
Learner's definition of CHRYSALIS
[count] biology
: a moth or butterfly at the stage of growth when it is turning into an adult and is enclosed in a hard case
: a hard case that protects a moth or butterfly while it is turning into an adult compare 1cocoon 1
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