What does the word chrysalis mean?

Usage examples for chrysalis

  1. He swept off his old straw hat and with it all of the gardener's chrysalis. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  2. You are like a butterfly who is so glad to be free of the chrysalis. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  3. The truth was, that it was a great chrysalis, though Rollo did not find it out till long afterwards. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott