One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for chrysalis
- ‘The facility's original design included a display case for visitors to observe the actual emergence of the butterflies from their chrysalids.’
- ‘To test if this timing is controlled by an internal clock, the researchers exposed the chrysalids to total darkness.’
Late 18th century: from Latin chrysal(l)is, chrysal(l)id- (see chrysalis).
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