cocoon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French cocon, diminutive of coque (shell).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈkuːn/
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Noun[edit]

cocoon (plural cocoons)

  1. The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects in which they metamorphose, the pupa.
  2. Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.

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Verb[edit]

cocoon (third-person singular simple present cocoons, present participle cocooning, simple past and past participle cocooned)

  1. (transitive) To envelop in a protective case.
    • 2021, Rivers Solomon, Sorrowland, #Merky Books, page 163:
      Vern grabbed the throw draped over the back of the sofa and cocooned herself within it.
  2. (intransitive) To withdraw into such a case.

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