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Chrysʹalis [ch = k]


The form which caterpillars assume before they are converted into butterflies or moths. The chrysalis is also called an aureʹlia, from the Latin aurum, gold. The external covering of some species has a metallic, golden hue, but others are green, red, black, etc. (Greek, chrusos, gold.)

⁂ The plural is either chrysalises or chrysʹalides (4 syl.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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