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pupanoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpjuː.pə/ (plural pupae uk   /-piː/ us   )
an ​insect in the ​stage of ​development before it ​becomes an ​adult, during which is is ​contained in and ​protected by a hard ​covering called a cocoon and does not ​move: a ​moth pupa mosquito pupae
See also
pupal
adjective uk   us   /-pəl/
the pupal stage of ​development
(Definition of pupa from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pupa”
in Korean 번데기…
in Arabic خادِرة (مرحلة بين اليَرَقة والحَشرة الكامِلة)…
in Malaysian kepompong…
in French chrysalide…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛹…
in Italian pupa…
in Spanish crisálida…
in Vietnamese con nhộng…
in Portuguese pupa…
in Thai ดักแด้…
in German die Puppe…
in Catalan pupa…
in Japanese さなぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛹…
in Indonesian kepompong…
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