Meaning of “chrysalis” in the English Dictionary

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"chrysalis" in British English

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chrysalisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪs.əl.ɪs/ us /ˈkrɪs.əl.ɪs/ plural chrysalises uk /-ɪz/ us

(Definition of “chrysalis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chrysalis" in American English

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chrysalisnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkrɪs·ə·ləs/

an insect at the stage of development when it is like a worm protected by a hard cover, before it becomes a moth or butterfly

(Definition of “chrysalis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)