chrysalis definition

  • noun:
    • A pupa, especially of a moth or butterfly, enclosed in a firm instance or cocoon.
    • A protected stage of development.
    • The pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, by which metamorphosis takes place
    • The pupa state of particular pests, esp. of butterflies, that the most wonderful insect emerges. See pupa, and aurelia (a).
    • A form which butterflies, moths, and most other insects assume when they abandon the larval or caterpillar state and before they arrive at their winged or perfect state; specifically, the pupa of a butterfly.
    • pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon
    • A pupa, specifically of a moth or butterfly, enclosed in a company situation or cocoon.
    • A protected phase of development.
    • The pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, for which metamorphosis happens
    • The pupa state of particular bugs, esp. of butterflies, where the most perfect pest emerges. See pupa, and aurelia (a).
    • a questionnaire which butterflies, moths, & most other pests believe once they abandon the larval or caterpillar condition and before they reach their particular winged or perfect state; particularly, the pupa of a butterfly.
    • pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

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