chrysalis

Part of speech: noun

The pupa of an insect, enclosed in a shell from which the perfect insect emerges.

Part of speech: noun

Chrysalid.

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Usage examples "chrysalis":

  1. He swept off his old straw hat and with it all of the gardener's chrysalis. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
  2. You are like a butterfly who is so glad to be free of the chrysalis. - "Marjorie Dean College Freshman", 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", Jacob Abbott.