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Chrysalid

Definitions

  • Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly
    Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chrysalid Pertaining to a chrysalis; resembling a chrysalis.
    • n Chrysalid See Chrysalis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chrysalid Same as chrysalis.
    • chrysalid Relating to a chrysalis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chrysalid a term originally applied to the golden-coloured resting stages in the life-history of many butterflies, but sometimes extended to all forms of pupæ or nymphs: the shell whence the insect comes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chrysallischrysos, gold.

Usage

In literature:

Do chrysalides become caterpillars!
"Michael" by E. F. Benson
Wither more and more, black Chrysalid!
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Flies that have been imported in casks of Madeira have been resuscitated in Europe, and chrysalids have been kept in this state for years.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Once in a place, they begin to look for larvae and chrysalids, which they devour.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
Hitherto the men have preserved no chrysalids, but at this moment they have a few, of unknown species.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
A like chance presented with the pupae of their slave race was eagerly seized, and the chrysalides carried off.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Cimier: the head crest in Pierid chrysalids.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This not only kills the chrysalids but softens the cocoons as well, so that the outer cases may be removed.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The larvae burrow into the ground in September to form the chrysalides, hence there should be soil in the vivarium in which they are kept.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
According to M. de Reaumur, the life of chrysalids may be prolonged by keeping them in a cold situation, such as an ice-house.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
These chrysalides are most interesting objects to keep during the winter months.
"British Butterfiles" by W. S. Coleman
We shall now devote a little space to a few general remarks on the chrysalides and the final metamorphosis of butterflies and moths.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
Where would you look for chrysalids?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Those chrysalids which have a light colored outer skin are especially desirable if we would watch this process.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
Everywhere were tiny chrysalides and cocoons, many empty.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
When full-grown, the grubs eat their way through the skin of the insect, and turn into chrysalides.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
Dick marked this spot, and in a short time he came to gather the gilded chrysalides which on every plant shone brightly in the sunshine.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
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In poetry:

Far off you are, far off. Like butterflies that leave
Their chrysalides on branches far from their native peachtree.
Far off indeed, brother, from yourself and home,
Chasing the whole ocean, a foreigner, riding the waves.
"The Sea-Beast" by Tudor Arghezi