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chrysalis

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.əl.ɪs/ (plural chrysalises uk   /-ɪz/ us   )
an insect covered by a hard case at the stage of development before it becomes a moth or butterfly with wings, or the case itself
Translations of “chrysalis”
in Arabic شَرْنَقة…
in Korean 번데기…
in Malaysian kepompong…
in French chrysalide…
in Italian crisalide…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛹, 蛹殼,繭…
in Vietnamese con nhộng…
in Spanish crisálida…
in Portuguese crisálida…
in Thai ดักแด้…
in German die Puppe…
in Catalan crisàlide…
in Japanese さなぎ…
in Indonesian kepompong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛹, 蛹壳,茧…
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