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"cocoon" in British English

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cocoonnoun

uk   /kəˈkuːn/  us   /kəˈkuːn/
  • cocoon noun (COVER)

[C] the ​covering made of ​soft, ​smooththreads that ​surrounds and ​protectsparticularinsects during the ​pupastage as they ​develop into ​adultform
  • cocoon noun (PROTECTED PLACE)

[C usually singular] a ​safe, ​quietplace: the ​warm, ​safe cocoon of ​childhood

cocoonverb [T usually passive]

uk   /kəˈkuːn/  us   /kəˈkuːn/
(Definition of cocoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cocoonnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈkun/
the ​silkycovering that ​encloses and ​protectscaterpillars (= a ​type of ​insect) during a ​stage in ​theirlives before they ​develop into adults
fig. A cocoon is also a ​safe, ​quietplace: the ​warm, ​safe cocoon of ​childhood
(Definition of cocoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cocoon”
in Spanish capullo…
in Vietnamese cái kén…
in Malaysian kokun…
in Thai รังไหมดิบ…
in French cocon…
in German der Kokon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 覆盖物, 茧, 卵袋…
in Turkish koza, böcek kozası…
in Russian кокон…
in Indonesian kepompong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 覆蓋物, 繭, 卵袋…
in Polish kokon…
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