noun, plural chrys·a·lis·es, chry·sal·i·des [kri-sal-i-deez] /krɪˈsæl ɪˌdiz/.
Origin of chrysalis
Examples from the Web for chrysalis
Chrysalis, a new line of lingerie, aims to create undergarments for transgender women.Introducing the First Lingerie Line for Transgender Women|Claire Stern|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When the door was off, and the bright sunlight shone in, this little occupant of the chrysalis took a look at itself.New National Fourth Reader|Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
Only one got through safely to the chrysalis stage which it reached at the end of June.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series|Richard South
Fred handled his chrysalis with respect as he laid it away with his other treasures.Gritli's Children|Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for chrysalis
noun plural chrysalises or chrysalides (krɪˈsælɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for chrysalis
Word Origin and History 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.