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chrysalis also: chrysalidPronunciation: /ˈkrɪsəlɪd/
American English: /ˈkrɪsələs/
British English: /ˈkrɪs(ə)lɪs/

Translation of chrysalis in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • Don't tidy up too much in the fall; whether a butterfly overwinters as egg, caterpillar, chrysalis or adult, it needs a place to hibernate during the cold months.
    • In this nonfeeding condition it is called a pupa or chrysalis.
    • The only chrysalises we eat in Korea are from silkworms.

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