chrysalid [kris-uh-lid]Entomology ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a chrysalis.
- of a chrysalis.
Origin of chrysalid 1770–80; representing stem of Greek chrȳsallísExamples from the Web for chrysalid Historical Examples of chrysalid
The chrysalid children are clamoring, clamoring always for their birth: a wide melody unheard.
“A chrysalid,” Stryker said, bending to gauge the damage Farrell’s heavy boot had done.
He stood up and ended the chrysalid’s strugglings with a bolt from his heat-gun before extending a hand to help Farrell up.
Wachique was set in front of her, to receive tante-gra’mère when the potentate’s chrysalid should be lowered.
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for chrysalid chrysalid noun
- another name for
adjective Also: chrysalidal (krɪˈsælɪdəl)
- of or relating to a chrysalis
Word Origin and History for chrysalid adj.
“pertaining to a chrysalis,” c.1810, see. As a noun variant of chrysalis, 1620s, perhaps from Middle French chrysalide.