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co·coon

cocoon

 
 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a covering made by young insects and some other arthropods to protect themselves while they change from a pupa into an adult. Some spiders make cocoons to hide their eggs.
What came out of the cocoon was no longer a caterpillar but a butterfly.
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  arthropod, insect, reproduction, spider, tree, worm