chrysalis chrysalis  /ˈkrɪ sə lɪs/


  • (n) pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon


  1. In college, however, Sieger underwent such a dramatic weight gain that, ever since, she has been a size 6 butterfly struggling to emerge from a chrysalis of size 20 clothes.
  2. The top spot went to a firm in Jiangsu province busted for adulterating its nationally sold nutritional supplement, supposedly made from silkworm chrysalis.
  3. Any resemblance between Miltown and a chrysalis, doctors agreed, was confined to Dali's fancy.


  1. Celebrities show off CJFree bracelets at 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball

    The 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball was held last Saturday and celebrities, including Glee ’s Lea Michele, stepped out to show their support. read more
    on June 15, 2013     Source:

  2. Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County announce date, theme for annual gala

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County announced that the organization will hold its annual Chrysalis Ball on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Frisco Enterprise

  3. Butterfly enthusiasts fear few Monarch sightings

    SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - Though the wiggling from a limb or post can last for days, that moment a monarch caterpillar transforms into a chrysalis lasts for about 60 seconds.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald


  1. And then Greer writes this explosive line: "The story of how she emerged from her dowdy chrysalis to become the people's princess is often told, but what is seldom assessed is just how much of a performance this was."
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Germaine Greer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Arnaud Montebourg, her spokesman, said yesterday the vote had "transformed a chrysalis into a butterfly".
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Arnaud Montebourg Source: MSNBC

  3. And Gemma got a butterfly kit, "where you send away for the caterpillars and watch the whole process as the chrysalis forms," says Bell.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Catherine Bell Source: The Malaysian Insider

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