cocoon Meaning - 13 Definitions and 3 Examples Available!

What is the meaning of cocoon? Here 13 definitions and 3 example sentences available for the word cocoon.

Meaning of cocoon
The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.

Definitions of cocoon

noun

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.
3. silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
4. An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared.
5. The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.
6. The case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs.
7. The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.

verb

1. (transitive) To envelop in a protective case
2. (intransitive) To withdraw into such a case.
3. to wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
4. to retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings.
5. wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
6. retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
She loves to stay at home and cocoon
7. The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.

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