The definition of a cocoon is a protective covering or a silky covering made by an insect to shelter themselves while they grow.(noun)
To cocoon is defined as to cover something to keep it safe.(verb)
An example of to cocoon is for a mother to hold a child tightly during a storm.
See cocoon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr cocon < Prov coucoun, egg shell, dim. of coca, shell-like container < ML coco, shell, hull
See cocoon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French cocon
Origin: , from Provençal coucoun
Origin: , diminutive of coco, shell
Origin: , from Late Latin coccum
Origin: , from Latin, berry, oak gall
Origin: , from Greek kokkos, seed, berry.
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