noun, plural chrys·a·lis·es, chry·sal·i·des [kri-sal-i-deez] /krɪˈsæl ɪˌdiz/.
Origin of chrysalis
Related Words for chrysalidesevolution, advancement, expansion, improvement, increase, progress, maturity, progression, addition, reinforcement, enlargement, augmentation, hike, flowering, advance, boost, buildup, spread, adulthood, developing
Examples from the Web for chrysalides
Historical Examples of chrysalides
In the fall they turned into chrysalides, which I kept all the winter.
Why are insects in the "pupa" stage also called "chrysalides?"The Reason Why
When your caterpillars are full-sized they will transform into chrysalides.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
In form the chrysalides of butterflies and moths are as variable as the caterpillars.
The chrysalides are often hairy, though some of them are perfectly smooth.
noun plural chrysalises or chrysalides (krɪˈsælɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for chrysalis
c.1600, from Latin chrysallis, from Greek khrysallis (genitive khrysallidos) "golden colored pupa of the butterfly," from khrysos "gold," perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew and Phoenician harutz "gold") + second element meaning something like "sheath." Seeking a plural, OED leans toward the classically correct chrysalides.