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1. cocoon

noun. ['kəˈkuːn'] silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs.

Antonyms

  • unsheathe

Etymology

  • cocon (French)
  • coucoun (Occitan (post 1500))

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Rhymes with Cocoon

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • afternoon
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • harpoon
  • hamdoon
  • festoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon

How do you pronounce cocoon?

Pronounce cocoon as kəˈkun.

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Sentences with cocoon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many of these insects enter this transformational stage inside what is known as a cocoon.

2. Verb, base form
The casemaking clothes moth will sometimes use cotton fibers to cocoon themselves when nothing else is available.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A Promethea moth cocoon looks like a curled leaf that doesn't fall from the tree in autumn.

Quotes about cocoon


1. We see a hearse; we think sorrow. We see a grave; we think despair. We hear of a death; we think of a loss. Not so in heaven. When heaven sees a breathless body, it sees the vacated cocoon & the liberated butterfly.
- Max Lucado, Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions

2. And then I crawled into his unmade bed, wrapping myself in his comforter like a cocoon, surrounding myself with his smell. I took out my cannula so I could smell better, breathing him and out, the scent fading even as I lay there, my chest burning until I couldn't distinguish among the pains.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. cocoon

verb. ['kəˈkuːn'] wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection.

Synonyms

  • enclose
  • envelop
  • enwrap
  • wrap

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • unwrap
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • cocon (French)
  • coucoun (Occitan (post 1500))

3. cocoon

verb. ['kəˈkuːn'] retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment.

Antonyms

  • electroplate

Etymology

  • cocon (French)
  • coucoun (Occitan (post 1500))
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