Variant of chrysalis
- the pupa of a butterfly, the form of the insect when between the larval and adult stages and in a case or cocoon
- the case or cocoon
- a stage of development when something or someone is still protected
Origin: Classical Latin chrysallis ; from Classical Greek golden-colored chrysalis of a butterfly ; from chrysos, gold: of Semitic origin, originally , as inch(es) Akkadian ḫurāṣu, Classical Hebrew (language) hārūz, gold, Aramaic harā, yellow
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