Definition of chrysalis
- a budding writer could not emerge from his chrysalis too soon
- —William Du Bois
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First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
: a moth or butterfly at the stage of growth when it is turning into an adult and is enclosed in a hard case
: a hard case that protects a moth or butterfly while it is turning into an adult
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