chrysalid

[kris-uh-lid]Entomology
adjective
  1. of a chrysalis.

Origin of chrysalid

1770–80; representing stem of Greek chrȳsallís chrysalis
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Examples from the Web for chrysalid

Historical Examples of chrysalid

  • The chrysalid children are clamoring, clamoring always for their birth: a wide melody unheard.

    I, Mary MacLane

    Mary MacLane

  • "A chrysalid," Stryker said, bending to gauge the damage Farrell's heavy boot had done.

    Pet Farm

    Roger Dee

  • He stood up and ended the chrysalid's strugglings with a bolt from his heat-gun before extending a hand to help Farrell up.

    Pet Farm

    Roger Dee

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for chrysalid

chrysalid

noun
  1. another name for chrysalis
adjective Also: chrysalidal (krɪˈsælɪdəl)
  1. of or relating to a chrysalis
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Word Origin and History for chrysalid
adj.

"pertaining to a chrysalis," c.1810, see chrysalis. As a noun variant of chrysalis, 1620s, perhaps from Middle French chrysalide.

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