HyperDic: cocoon

English > 3 senses of the word cocoon:
NOUNanimalcocoonsilky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
VERBmotioncocoonretreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
contactcocoonwrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
cocoon > pronunciation
Soundskahkuw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > cocoon: 3 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningSilky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs.
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishcapullo
Catalancapoll
Verbscocoonwrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
English > cocoon: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningretreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings"
  • "She loves to stay at home and cocoon"
BroaderretreatMove away, as for privacy
Spanishacurrucarse
English > cocoon: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningwrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderenvelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
Spanishformar un capullo
Nounscocoonsilky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

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