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Origin of cocoon
OTHER WORDS FROM cocoonco·coon·like, adjective
Words nearby cocoon
Example sentences from the Web for cocoon
He’s so invested in how to envelop theatergoers in a protective antiviral cocoon that he spent a fortune bringing to his 2,200-seat London Palladium devices from South Korea that emit antibacterial mist as ticket holders pass through them.
In the event of an accident, a 360-degree cocoon airbag deploys to completely encompass both the seat and its occupant for maximum protection.
In addition to the handy kangaroo pocket, a fabric flap folds over the sleeve opening to make little cocoons for your hands.
Their egg cases, or cocoons, are so small that they can easily hitch a ride on a hiker’s or gardener’s shoe, or can be transported in mulch, compost or shared plants.Invasive jumping worms damage U.S. soil and threaten forests|Megan Sever|September 29, 2020|Science News
Those cores are otherwise hard to study hidden in their thick, gassy cocoons.A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant|Lisa Grossman|July 1, 2020|Science News
British Dictionary definitions for cocoon
- a silky protective envelope secreted by silkworms and certain other insect larvae, in which the pupae develop
- a similar covering for the eggs of the spider, earthworm, etc