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Chrysalis vs. Cocoon — What's the Difference?

Chrysalis vs. Cocoon — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Chrysalis and Cocoon

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Chrysalis

A pupa, especially of a butterfly.

Cocoon

A silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection as pupae
The moth emerged from its pale yellow papery cocoon

Chrysalis

The hardened case of a pupa.

Cocoon

A covering that prevents the corrosion of metal equipment.

Chrysalis

A protected stage of development.
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Cocoon

Envelop in a protective or comforting way
We felt cold even though we were cocooned in our sleeping bags
We remain cocooned in our own little world of fantasies

Chrysalis

The pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, in which metamorphosis takes place.

Cocoon

Spray with a protective coating.

Chrysalis

The cocoon itself.

Cocoon

A protective case of silk or similar fibrous material spun by the larvae of moths and certain other insects as a cover for the pupa.

Chrysalis

(figurative) A limiting environment or situation.

Cocoon

A similar natural protective covering or structure, such as the egg case of a spider.

Chrysalis

To form a chrysalis.

Cocoon

A protective plastic coating that is placed over stored military or naval equipment.

Chrysalis

To metamorphize; to transform.

Cocoon

Something that envelops, protects, or isolates
"a star hidden in a cocoon of dust" (Freeman Dyson). "Actors live in a cocoon of praise. They never meet people who don't like them" (Robert Morley).

Chrysalis

The pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See Pupa, and Aurelia (a).

Cocoon

To envelop (an insect) in a cocoon.

Chrysalis

Pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

Cocoon

To wrap in a blanket or other covering.

Cocoon

To cause to be isolated or protected from harsh, dangerous, or disturbing realities; insulate.

Cocoon

To be isolated or protected from harsh, dangerous, or disturbing realities, especially by remaining indoors at home in one's free time.

Cocoon

The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects in which they metamorphose, the pupa.

Cocoon

Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.

Cocoon

(transitive) To envelop in a protective case.

Cocoon

(intransitive) To withdraw into such a case.

Cocoon

An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared.

Cocoon

The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.

Cocoon

Silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

Cocoon

Retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment;
Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
She loves to stay at home and cocoon

Cocoon

Wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection

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