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chrysalis

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chrysalis/ˈkrɪsələs/noun
pluralchrysalisesalsochrysalides/krɪˈsæləˌdiːz/
chrysalis
/ˈkrɪsələs/
noun
pluralchrysalisesalsochrysalides/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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