[ kris-uh-lid ]

  1. a chrysalis.

  1. of a chrysalis.

Origin of chrysalid

1770–80; representing stem of Greek chrȳsallíschrysalis

Words Nearby chrysalid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chrysalid in a sentence

  • When she halts, she suspends her wooden chrysalid to a tree, and the wire-work protects it from the teeth of ferocious beasts.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for chrysalid


/ (ˈkrɪsəlɪd) /

  1. another name for chrysalis

adjectiveAlso: chrysalidal (krɪˈsælɪdəl)
  1. of or relating to a chrysalis

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