noun, plural pu·pae [pyoo-pee] /ˈpyu pi/, pu·pas.
Words nearby pupa
Origin of pupa
OTHER WORDS FROM pupapu·pal, adjective
Examples from the Web for pupa
It makes regular slave-raids upon the nests of the small brown ants, and carries off the young in their pupa condition.Falling in Love|Grant Allen
In their wild journeyings on and on before spinning the pupa shroud, they fall victims in attempting to cross streams.
Our cut (Fig. 28, a) also represents the pupa, or chrysalis, as seen lying in its cell.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
The term is applied to the natural protective covering of seed-vessels, and of a pupa or chrysalis.
Nototheca: that part of the pupa covering upper surface of abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith