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The caterpillar had cast off its chrysalis, and the incomparable butterfly appeared.
I hate musical people; that is, when in the chrysalis state of learning.
At about the end of June it turns to a chrysalis of a brownish colour.
Hers were ice cold—but inside they tingled and glowed, like a worm of fire in a chrysalis of ice.
By the aid of a microscope, a 'gillyflower' was seen protecting a chrysalis.
I only meant,' said I, 'that a chrysalis is an innocent thing.'
He swept off his old straw hat and with it all of the gardener's chrysalis.
When about to change to the chrysalis state, they suspend themselves by the tail.
First he turned into a chrysalis, and then he turned into a butterfly.
c.1600, from Latin chrysallis, from Greek khrysallis (genitive khrysallidos) "golden colored pupa of the butterfly," from khrysos "gold," perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew and Phoenician harutz "gold") + second element meaning something like "sheath." Seeking a plural, OED leans toward the classically correct chrysalides.