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chrysalis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrysalis  \Chrys"a*lis\,  n.;  pl  {Chrysalides}.  [L.  chrysallis 
  the  gold-colored  pupa  of  butterflies,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  gold.  Cf 
  {Aurelia}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  pupa  state  of  certain  insects,  esp.  of  butterflies,  from 
  which  the  perfect  insect  emerges.  See  {Pupa},  and  {Aurelia} 
  a  . 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chrysalis 
  n  :  pupa  of  a  moth  or  butterfly  enclosed  in  a  cocoon 




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