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noun [C] uk   /ˈpjuː.pə/ ( plural pupae   /-piː/   ) us  
an insect in the stage of development that happens before it is completely developed, during which it is contained and protected by a hard covering called a cocoon and does not move: a moth pupa mosquito pupae
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adjective uk   /-pəl/ us  
the pupal stage of development
Translations of “pupa”
in Spanish crisálida…
in Korean 번데기…
in Arabic خادِرة (مرحلة بين اليَرَقة والحَشرة الكامِلة)…
in Portuguese pupa…
in French chrysalide…
in German die Puppe…
in Catalan pupa…
in Japanese さなぎ…
in Italian pupa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛹…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛹…
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