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ˈkrɪs ə lɪs; krɪˈsæl ɪˌdizchrysalis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chrysalisnoun

    pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

Wiktionary

  1. chrysalisnoun

    the pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, in which metamorphosis takes place

    Etymology: From χρυσαλλίς, because of the color of some of them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chrysalisnoun

    the pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See Pupa, and Aurelia (a)

    Etymology: [L. chrysallis the gold-colored pupa of butterflies, Gr. , fr. gold. Cf. Aurelia.]

Freebase

  1. Chrysalis

    "Chrysalis" is the final episode of the first season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chrysalis

    kris′a-lis, Chrysalid, kris′a-lid, n. a term originally applied to the golden-coloured resting stages in the life-history of many butterflies, but sometimes extended to all forms of pupæ or nymphs: the shell whence the insect comes:—pl. Chrysal′ides (i-dēz).—adjs. Chrys′alid, Chrys′aline, Chrys′aloid. [Gr. chrysallischrysos, gold.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chrysalis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chrysalis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chrysalis in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Metamorphosis is an inherent part and the most profound process of life, in my view. We constantly transform into better versions of ourselves, like an Ugly Duckling transforming to Swan, and a Caterpillar to beautiful Butterfly. The metamorphosis continues throgh the journey of life, and then from generation to generations yet to come. There is an element of elegance and beauty in the fact that we all evolve, metaphorically, to Butterflies with Earth as our Chrysalis.

  2. Nobuyuki Idei:

    Even if the numbers are small, I think (Code Chrysalis) can have a big impact.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Metamorphosis is an immanent component and one of the most profound processes of life, IMHO. We constantly transform into better versions of ourselves, gracefully like a Caterpillar into a beautiful Butterfly. Metamorphosis continues throughout our journey of life, and extends from one generation to next generations. There is an element of elegance and beauty in the fact that we all evolve continuously, and metamorphosize metaphorically, into better and more beautiful versions of ourselves; just like fascinating Butterflies with Earth as our Chrysalis.

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