chrysalis
noun (plural chrysalides or chrysalises) Etymology: Latin chrysallid-, chrysallis gold-colored pupa of butterflies, from Greek, from chrysos gold, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew ḥārūṣ gold Date: 1601 1. a. a pupa of a butterfly; broadly an insect pupa b. the enclosing case or covering of a pupa 2. a protecting covering ; a sheltered state or stage of being or growth <
a budding writer could not emerge from his chrysalis too soon — William Du Bois
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  • Chrysalis — Жанр научная фантастика Режиссёр Жульет Леклерк …   Википедия

  • chrysalis — [kris′ə lis] n. pl. chrysalides [kri sal′ə dēz΄] or chrysalises [L chrysallis < Gr, golden colored chrysalis of a butterfly < chrysos, gold: of Sem orig., as in Akkadian ḫurāṣu, Heb hārūz, gold, Aram harā, yellow] 1. the pupa of a butterfly …   English World dictionary

  • Chrysalis — (Агиос Прокопиос,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Agios Prokopios, Агиос Прокопиос, 84300 …   Каталог отелей

  • Chrysalis — Chrys a*lis, n.; pl. {Chrysalides}. [L. chrysallis the gold colored pupa of butterflies, Gr. ?, fr. ? gold. Cf. {Aurelia}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See {Pupa}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chrysalis — chrysalis. См. куколка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Chrysălis — (Chrysalides), so v. w. Schmetterlingspuppe. Daher Chrysaloidens (Bot.), ähnlich den Puppen der Schmetterlinge …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chrysalis — (Chrysalide, griech., »Goldpuppe«), die Puppe der Dornraupe, die gewöhnlich mit Gold oder Silberflecken geziert ist, daher ihr Name; dann überhaupt soviel wie Puppe; s. Insekten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • chrysalis — c.1600, from L. chrysallis, from Gk. khrysallis (gen. khrysallidos) golden colored pupa of the butterfly, from khrysos gold, perhaps of Semitic origin (Cf. Heb. Phoen. harutz gold ) + second element meaning something like sheath …   Etymology dictionary

  • chrysalis — has a plural chrysalises in general use or chrysalides (four syllables with stress on the second) in technical usage …   Modern English usage

  • chrysalis — ► NOUN (pl. chrysalises) 1) an insect pupa, especially of a butterfly or moth. 2) the hard outer case enclosing this. ORIGIN Greek khrusallis, from khrusos gold (because of the metallic sheen of some pupae) …   English terms dictionary

  • Chrysalis — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chrysalis signifie chrysalide en anglais. Le mot peut également faire référence à : Chrysalis Group, une compagnie britannique dans le domaine de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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