cocoon

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French cocon, diminutive of coque (shell).

NounEdit

cocoon (plural cocoons)

  1. The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.
  2. Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

cocoon (third-person singular simple present cocoons, present participle cocooning, simple past and past participle cocooned)

  1. To envelop in a protective case, or to withdraw into such a case.
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