cocoon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəˈkuːn/
Noun

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.
Translations Translations Verb

cocoon (cocoons, present participle cocooning; past and past participle cocooned)

  1. (transitive) To envelop in a protective case
  2. (intransitive) To withdraw into such a case.
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