- The definition of chrysalid is to be in the pupa stage, enclosed in a cocoon, before turning into a butterfly or moth.
An example of chrysalid is being in the stage when an insect is a larva in a cocoon before changing into a butterfly.
chrysalid definition by Webster's New World
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of a chrysalis
chrysalid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Relating to or resembling a chrysalis.