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chrysalid

[kris-uh-lid] /ˈkrɪs ə lɪd/ Entomology
noun
1.
a chrysalis.
adjective
2.
of a chrysalis.
Origin of chrysalid
1770-1780
1770-80; representing stem of Greek chrȳsallís chrysalis
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  • "A chrysalid," Stryker said, bending to gauge the damage Farrell's heavy boot had done.

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  • Wachique was set in front of her, to receive tante-gra'mère when the potentate's chrysalid should be lowered.

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  • He stood up and ended the chrysalid's strugglings with a bolt from his heat-gun before extending a hand to help Farrell up.

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  • The chrysalid children are clamoring, clamoring always for their birth: a wide melody unheard.

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British Dictionary definitions for chrysalid

chrysalid

/ˈkrɪsəlɪd/
noun
1.
another name for chrysalis
adjective
2.
of or relating to a chrysalis
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Word Origin and History for chrysalid
adj.

"pertaining to a chrysalis," c.1810, see chrysalis. As a noun variant of chrysalis, 1620s, perhaps from Middle French chrysalide.

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