- a chrysalis.
- of a chrysalis.
Origin of chrysalid
1770–80; representing stem of Greek chrȳsallís chrysalis
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Examples from the Web for chrysalid
The chrysalid children are clamoring, clamoring always for their birth: a wide melody unheard.I, Mary MacLane
"A chrysalid," Stryker said, bending to gauge the damage Farrell's heavy boot had done.
He stood up and ended the chrysalid's strugglings with a bolt from his heat-gun before extending a hand to help Farrell up.
Wachique was set in front of her, to receive tante-gra'mère when the potentate's chrysalid should be lowered.Old Kaskaskia
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
- another name for chrysalis
- of or relating to a chrysalis
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Word Origin and History for chrysalid
"pertaining to a chrysalis," c.1810, see chrysalis. As a noun variant of chrysalis, 1620s, perhaps from Middle French chrysalide.
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