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cocoonnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈkun/
the silky covering that encloses and protects caterpillars (= a type of insect) during a stage in their lives before they develop into adults
fig. A cocoon is also a safe, quiet place: the warm, safe cocoon of childhood
(Definition of cocoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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cocoonnoun

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

[C] the covering made of soft, smooth threads that surrounds and protects particular insects during the pupa stage as they develop into adult form
  • cocoon noun (PROTECTED PLACE)

cocoonverb [T usually passive]

uk   /kəˈkuːn/  us   /kəˈkuːn/
(Definition of cocoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cocoon”
in Vietnamese cái kén…
in Spanish capullo…
in Malaysian kokun…
in Thai รังไหมดิบ…
in French cocon…
in German der Kokon…
in Chinese (Traditional) 覆蓋物, 繭, 卵袋…
in Russian кокон…
in Turkish koza, böcek kozası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 覆盖物, 茧, 卵袋…
in Indonesian kepompong…
in Polish kokon…
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