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Definition of Cocoon


  1. 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.
  2. The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.
  3. The case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs.
  4. The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.
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Cocoon Translations

cocoon in Dutch is cocon
cocoon in French is cocon
cocoon in German is Kokon
cocoon in Italian is bozzolo
cocoon in Norwegian is kokong
cocoon in Portuguese is casulo
cocoon in Spanish is capullo
cocoon in Swedish is kokong