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chrysalisnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.əl.ɪs/ (plural chrysalises uk   /-ɪz/ us   )
an ​insectcovered by a hard ​case at the ​stage of ​development before it ​becomes a ​moth or ​butterfly with ​wings, or the ​case itself
(Definition of chrysalis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chrysalisnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrɪs·ə·ləs/
an ​insect at the ​stage of ​development when it is like a ​wormprotected by a hard ​cover, before it ​becomes a ​moth or ​butterfly
(Definition of chrysalis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chrysalis”
in Korean 번데기…
in Arabic شَرْنَقة…
in Malaysian kepompong…
in French chrysalide…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛹, 蛹殼,繭…
in Italian crisalide…
in Spanish crisálida…
in Vietnamese con nhộng…
in Portuguese crisálida…
in Thai ดักแด้…
in German die Puppe…
in Catalan crisàlide…
in Japanese さなぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛹, 蛹壳,茧…
in Indonesian kepompong…
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