What does the word pupa mean?

Usage examples for pupa

  1. At the end of that time, each one would curl himself into a cocoon, like a ball, called a pupa. – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  2. Thus, in the Chautauqua grape- belt of western New York, the pupa of the root- worm, a scourge of the grape in this region, is thrown out and destroyed by the grape- hoe just as it is about ready to emerge as an adult to lay its eggs on the vines. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. It lays aside its tools, sheds its skin and becomes a nymph, a pupa, weakness personified, in swaddling- clothes, on a soft couch. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre