Origin of chrysalid
Examples from the Web for chrysalid
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
He stood up and ended the chrysalid's strugglings with a bolt from his heat-gun before extending a hand to help Farrell up.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for chrysalid
adjective Also: chrysalidal (krɪˈsælɪdəl)
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.