Definition for Cocoon

cocoon, n. [Fr. coque, shell.] (webplay: silk-worm).

  1. Casing; oblong insect home; tubular structure spun by the larvae of insects during the chrysalis stage; soft shell from which silkworms and caterpillars emerge as butterflies.
  2. Body; receptacle; container of life; [fig.] mortality and death; limited mortal state before resurrection.
  3. Pod; soft protecting shell; [fig.] habitation; house; residence.
  4. Tabernacle; tent; [fig.] tomb; catacomb; grave; confinement; prison.
  5. Outer covering; [fig.] clothing; material; garment of silken threads.

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