Definition for AU-RE'LIA

AU-RE'LIA, n. [from aurum, or aur, gold, from its color. See Chrysalis.]

In natural history, the nymph or chrysalis of an insect; or the form of an animal, like a worm or maggot, covered with a hardish pellicle, and in a state of seeming insensibility. From this state, it changes to a moth, butterfly, or other winged insect. – Encyc.

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