Word of the Day #29: Cocoon

The cocoon of the Monarch Butterfly

The cocoon of the Monarch Butterfly

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘C’. The word is: cocoon.cocoon n. Case of silky thread spun by larvae of many insects to protect them in chrysalis state, esp. that spun by silkworm and used as source of silk; protective covering. ~ v.t. Protect, wrap, (as) in a cocoon. [Fr. cocon, f. mod. Provençal, coucoun egg-shell, cocoon, dim. of coca shell]

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