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  • the pupa of a butterfly or moth, enclosed inside a cocoon, in which metamorphosis takes place
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Chrys"a*lis (?), n.; pl. Chrysalides (#). [L. chrysallis the gold-colored pupa of butterflies, Gr. &?;, fr. &?; gold. Cf. Aurelia.] (Zoöl.) The pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See Pupa, and Aurelia (a).

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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