Etymology

1. chrysalis

noun. ['ˈkrɪsəlɪs'] pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon.

Etymology

  • χρυσαλλίς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word chrysalis


1. Noun, singular or mass
When it is done it will break free of the chrysalis and be something beautiful and new.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Allow the children to glue the shell to the paper plate and label it chrysalis.

3. Noun, plural
During the transformation, the chrysalis cannot excrete or defecate.

Quotes containing the word chrysalis


1. We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.
- LeeAnn Taylor

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