noun, plural chrys·a·lis·es, chry·sal·i·des [kri-sal-i-deez] /krɪˈsæl ɪˌdiz/.
Origin of chrysalis
Examples from the Web for chrysalides
He generally has heaps of caterpillars and chrysalides, which are turning into moths and butterflies for his collection.The Fortunes of Philippa|Angela Brazil
The chrysalides are often hairy, though some of them are perfectly smooth.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
Why are insects in the "pupa" stage also called "chrysalides?"The Reason Why|Anonymous
I am told the correct plural is chrysalides, but life would be dull indeed if one always used the correct plural.Harding's luck|E. [Edith] Nesbit
In the fall they turned into chrysalides, which I kept all the winter.
British Dictionary definitions for chrysalides
noun plural chrysalises or chrysalides (krɪˈsælɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for chrysalis
Word Origin and History for chrysalides
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.